Sherri Lydon

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Sherri Lydon
Sherri A. Lydon official photo.jpg
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
Assumed office
December 10, 2019
Appointed byDonald Trump
Preceded byA. Marvin Quattlebaum Jr.
United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina
In office
May 24, 2018 – December 10, 2019
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byBill Nettles
Succeeded byPeter M. McCoy Jr.
Personal details
Born
Cheryl Allen

(1962-02-21) February 21, 1962 (age 59)
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, U.S.
EducationClemson University (BA)
University of South Carolina School of Law (JD)

Cheryl "Sherri" Allen Lydon (born February 21, 1962) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. She previously served as the United States Attorney for the same district. She was the first woman to serve as a presidentially-appointed U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina.

Education[edit]

Lydon earned her Bachelor of Arts from Clemson University and her Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law.[1]

Legal career[edit]

Lydon began her legal career at Nexsen Pruet Jacobs and Pollard. Three years later, she became an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina. As a federal prosecutor, she carried a diverse docket, including public corruption, RICO, drug, and fraud cases.[1]

U.S. Attorney[edit]

On April 10, 2018, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Lydon to serve as United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina.[1] On April 12, 2018, her nomination was sent to the Senate.[2] On May 10, 2018, her nomination was reported out of committee by a voice vote.[3] On May 22, 2018, the Senate confirmed her nomination by voice vote.[4] She was sworn into office on May 24, 2018. She left office on December 10, 2019, after becoming a federal judge.

Lydon was the first female U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina to be appointed by a president.[5][6]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On September 12, 2019, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Lydon to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.[7] On October 15, 2019, her nomination was sent to the Senate. President Trump nominated Lydon to the seat vacated by Judge A. Marvin Quattlebaum Jr., who was elevated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on September 4, 2018.[8] On October 16, 2019, a hearing on her nomination was held before the Senate Judiciary Committee.[9] On November 7, 2019, her nomination was reported out of committee by a vote of 18–4.[10] On December 4, 2019, the United States Senate invoked cloture on her nomination by a vote of 79–14.[11] On December 5, 2019, her nomination was confirmed by a vote of 76–13.[12] She received her judicial commission on December 10, 2019.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "President Donald J. Trump Announces Twelfth Wave of Judicial Nominees, Twelfth Wave of United States Attorneys, and Sixth Wave of United States Marshals" White House, April 10, 2018 This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ "Twenty-Nine Nominations Sent to the Senate Today", The White House, April 12, 2018
  3. ^ Results of Executive Business Meeting – May 10, 2018, Senate Judiciary Committee
  4. ^ PN1837 — Cheryl A. Lydon — Department of Justice, congress.gov
  5. ^ Monk, John (May 25, 2018). "SC's first female US attorney Sherri Lydon is on the job". The State. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  6. ^ Manno, Adam (April 10, 2018). "Trump U.S. Attorney nominee Sherri Lydon would be first woman nominated by president to serve". Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  7. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Judicial Nominees" White House, September 12, 2019 This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  8. ^ "Twenty-five Nominations and Three Withdrawals Sent to the Senate" White House, October 15, 2019
  9. ^ United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Nominations for October 16, 2019
  10. ^ Results of Executive Business – November 7, 2019, Senate Judiciary Committee
  11. ^ "On the Cloture Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture: Sherri A. Lydon to be U.S. District Judge for the District of South Carolina)". United States Senate. December 4, 2019. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  12. ^ "On the Nomination (Confirmation: Sherri Lydon, of South Carolina, to be U.S. District Judge for the District of South Carolina)". United States Senate. December 5, 2019. Retrieved December 5, 2019.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Bill Nettles
United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina
2018–2019
Succeeded by
Peter M. McCoy Jr.
Preceded by
A. Marvin Quattlebaum Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
2019–present
Incumbent