Robert Bryan Harwell

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Robert Bryan Harwell
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
Assumed office
June 30, 2004
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Charles Weston Houck
Personal details
Born Robert Bryan Harwell
1959 (age 57–58)
Florence, South Carolina
Education Clemson University B.A.
University of South Carolina School of Law J.D.

Robert Bryan Harwell (born 1959) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Florence, South Carolina, Harwell received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Clemson University in 1980 and a Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1982. He was in the South Carolina Army National Guard from 1987 to 1992, and was a law clerk to Judge G. Rodney Peeples of State of South Carolina Judicial Department in 1983, and to Judge George Ross Anderson, Jr. of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina from 1983 to 1984. He was in private practice in Florence from 1984 to 2004.

Federal judicial service[edit]

On January 20, 2004, Harwell was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina vacated by Charles Weston Houck. Harwell was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 24, 2004, and received his commission on June 30, 2004.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Charles Weston Houck
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
2004–present
Incumbent