Charles Cecil Wyche

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Cecil Wyche
Cecil Wyche, 1943.jpg
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of South Carolina
In office
1937–1965
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt
Preceded by Henry Hitt Watkins
Succeeded by Seat abolished
United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
In office
1965–1966
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Donald S. Russell
Personal details
Born (1885-07-07)July 7, 1885
Prosperity, South Carolina, United States
Died September 17, 1966(1966-09-17) (aged 81)

Charles Cecil Wyche (July 7, 1885 – September 17, 1966) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Prosperity, South Carolina, Wyche received a B.S. from The Citadel in 1906 and attended Georgetown University Law School, but read law to enter the Bar in 1909. He was in private practice in Spartanburg, South Carolina from 1909 to 1937. He served in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1913 to 1914. He was a Major in the United States Army during World War I, from 1917 to 1919. He was a city attorney for Spartanburg from 1919 to 1922, and a county attorney for Spartanburg County from 1919 to 1933. He was a special judge on the Circuit Court of Cherokee County, South Carolina in 1924. He was a special associate justice of the Supreme Court of South Carolina in 1929. From 1933 to 1937 he was the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of South Carolina from.

On January 11, 1937, Wyche was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to a seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of South Carolina vacated by Henry H. Watkins. Wyche was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 22, 1937, and received his commission on January 30, 1937. He served as chief judge from 1948 to 1962. On November 1, 1965, the two districts of South Carolina were merged, and Wyche was reassigned to the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. Wyche served on the new court until his death.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Henry Hitt Watkins
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of South Carolina
1937–1965
Succeeded by
seat abolished
Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
1965–1966
Succeeded by
Donald S. Russell