Terry L. Wooten

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Terry L. Wooten
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Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
Assumed office
February 28, 2019
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
In office
January 16, 2013 – February 28, 2019
Preceded byMargaret B. Seymour
Succeeded byRobert Bryan Harwell
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
In office
November 26, 2001 – February 28, 2019
Appointed byGeorge W. Bush
Preceded bySeat established by 114 Stat. 2762
Succeeded byvacant
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 64–65)
Louisville, Kentucky
EducationUniversity of South Carolina (B.A.)
University of South Carolina School of Law (J.D.)

Terry L. Wooten (born 1954) 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 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. He assumed senior status on February 28, 2019.

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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
2001–2019
Vacant
Preceded by
Margaret B. Seymour
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
2013–2019
Succeeded by
Robert Bryan Harwell