Terry L. Wooten

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Terry L. Wooten
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Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
Assumed office
January 16, 2013
Preceded by Margaret B. Seymour
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
Assumed office
November 26, 2001
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Seat established by 114 Stat. 2762
Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
In office
1999–2001
Personal details
Born Terry L. Wooten
1954 (age 62–63)
Louisville, Kentucky
Education University of South Carolina B.A.
University of South Carolina School of Law J.D.

Terry L. Wooten (born 1954) is the Chief United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Wooten received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Carolina in 1976 and a Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1980. He was in private practice in South Carolina from 1980 to 1982. He was an Assistant Solicitor, Richland County, South Carolina, from 1982 to 1986. He was a Chief counsel, United States Senate Judiciary Committee from 1986 to 1991. He was an assistant United States Attorney of the United States Attorney's Office, District of South Carolina from 1992 to 1999.

District court service[edit]

Wooten was nominated by President George W. Bush on September 4, 2001, to a new seat created by 114 Stat. 2762. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 8, 2001, and received his commission on November 26, 2001. He became Chief Judge on January 16, 2013.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 114 Stat. 2762
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
2001–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Margaret B. Seymour
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
2013–present