Margaret B. Seymour

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Margaret B. Seymour
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
Assumed office
January 16, 2013
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
In office
January 3, 2012 – January 16, 2013
Preceded by David C. Norton
Succeeded by Terry L. Wooten
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
In office
October 22, 1998 – January 16, 2013
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by William Byrd Traxler Jr.
Succeeded by Bruce Howe Hendricks
Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
In office
1996–1998
Personal details
Born 1947 (age 70–71)
Washington, D.C.
Education Howard University (B.A.)
Washington College of Law (J.D.)

Margaret B. Seymour (born 1947) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Washington, D.C., Seymour received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University in 1969 and a Juris Doctor from Washington College of Law at American University in 1977. She was an equal opportunity specialist for the United States Department of Health, Education & Welfare from 1972 to 1979, and for the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from 1979 to 1980. She was an attorney in the Office of Civil Rights of the United States Department of Education from 1980 to 1988. She was in private practice from 1988 to 1990. She was an Assistant United States Attorney of the District of South Carolina from 1990 to 1996, serving as the United States Attorney (interim) for that district from 1993 to 1996.

Federal judicial service[edit]

Seymour was a United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina from 1996 to 1998. On September 9, 1998, Seymour was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the District of South Carolina vacated by William B. Traxler. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 21, 1998, and received her commission on October 22, 1998. On January 3, 2012, she became chief judge, serving as such until she took senior status on January 16, 2013.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
William Byrd Traxler Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
1998–2013
Succeeded by
Bruce Howe Hendricks
Preceded by
David C. Norton
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
2012–2013
Succeeded by
Terry L. Wooten