Clyde H. Hamilton

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Clyde Henry Hamilton
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Assumed office
November 30, 1999
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
In office
July 22, 1991 – November 30, 1999
Appointed by George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Seat established by 104 Stat. 5089
Succeeded by Dennis Shedd
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
In office
December 1, 1981 – July 31, 1991
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Robert F. Chapman
Succeeded by William Byrd Traxler Jr.
Personal details
Born Clyde Henry Hamilton
(1934-02-08) February 8, 1934 (age 84)
Edgefield, South Carolina, U.S.
Education Wofford College (B.S.)
George Washington University Law School (J.D.)

Clyde Henry Hamilton (born February 8, 1934) is a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and a former United States District Court for the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.[1]

Education and career[edit]

Born in Edgefield, South Carolina, Hamilton received a Bachelor of Science degree from Wofford College in 1956 and a Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School in 1961. He was in the United States Army as a Reserve Captain from 1956 to 1958. He was in private practice in Edgefield from 1961 to 1963, and in Spartanburg, South Carolina from 1963 to 1982.[2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On November 13, 1981, Hamilton was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina vacated by Judge Robert F. Chapman. Hamilton was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 24, 1981, and received his commission on December 1, 1981, serving until July 31, 1991.[2]

On June 12, 1991, President George H. W. Bush nominated Hamilton for elevation to a new seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, created by 104 Stat. 5089. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 18, 1991, and received his commission on July 22, 1991. He assumed senior status on November 30, 1999.[2]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Robert F. Chapman
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
1981–1991
Succeeded by
William Byrd Traxler Jr.
Preceded by
Seat established by 104 Stat. 5089
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
1991–1999
Succeeded by
Dennis Shedd