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Clyde Hamilton

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Clyde Hamilton
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #5
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   7/22/1991-11/30/1999
Senior:   11/30/1999-Present
Succeeded by:   Dennis Shedd
Past post:   District of South Carolina
Past term:   1981-1991
Personal History
Born:   1934
Undergraduate:   Wofford College, 1956
Law School:   George Washington University Law, 1961

Clyde H. Hamilton was a federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He joined the court in 1991 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush.[1]


Hamilton received an undergraduate degree from Wofford College in 1956 and a J.D. from George Washington University Law School in 1961.[1]

Military service

Hamilton served as a Captain in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958.[1]

Professional career

Hamilton spent his legal career in private practice.[1]

Judicial career

Fourth Circuit

Hamilton was nominated to the Fourth Circuit by President George H.W. Bush on June 12, 1991, to a new seat created by 104 Stat. 5089. He was confirmed by the Senate on July 18, 1991, and received commission on July 22, 1991. He assumed senior status on November 30, 1999.[1]

District of South Carolina

Hamilton was nominated to the District of South Carolina by President Ronald Reagan on November 13, 1981, to a seat vacated by Judge Robert Chapman. Hamilton was confirmed by the Senate on November 24, 1981, and received commission on December 1, 1981. He served the District of South Carolina until he was elevated to the Fourth Circuit on July 31, 1991. Hamilton was succeeded in this position by Judge William Traxler.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Robert Chapman
District of South Carolina
Seat #5
Succeeded by:
William Traxler
Preceded by:
NA - new seat
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
Succeeded by:
Dennis Shedd