Read this week's JP Election Brief:
Candidate controversies

Dennis Shedd

From Judgepedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Dennis Shedd
Placeholder image.png
Do you have a photo that could go here? Submit it for this profile by emailing us!
Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Title:   Judge
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Approval vote:   55-44-1
Active:   11/19/2002 - Present
Preceded by:   Clyde Hamilton
Past post:   District of South Carolina
Past term:   1990-2002
Personal History
Born:   1953
Hometown:   Cordova, SC
Undergraduate:   Wofford College '75
Law School:   U. of South Carolina Law '78
Grad. School:   Georgetown Law '80

Dennis W. Shedd (b. 1953) is a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He joined the court in 2002 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.[1]

Early life and education

Shedd graduated from Wofford with his bachelor's degree in 1975 and graduated from South Carolina Law with his Juris Doctor in 1978. He received a legal Master's degree from Georgetown Law in 1980.[1]

Professional career

Shedd spent ten years on the staff of U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond from 1978 to 1988. He served as an administrative assistant to the Senator from 1982 to 1984 and served as chief counsel and staff director for the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, which Senator Thurmond served on during the same period. Shedd was a private practice attorney licensed in the State of South Carolina from 1988 to 1991 and served as an adjunct professor of law at South Carolina Law from 1989 to 1992.[1]

Judicial career

Fourth Circuit

On the unanimous recommendation of U.S. Senators Strom Thurmond and Lindsey Graham, Shedd was nominated by President George W. Bush on September 4, 2001 to a seat vacated by Clyde Hamilton. Shedd was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 19, 2002 on a 55-44-1 vote and received commission on November 26, 2002.[2][1]

District of South Carolina

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond, Shedd was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina by President George H.W. Bush on October 17, 1990 to a seat vacated by Karen Henderson.[3] Shedd was confirmed by the Senate on October 27, 1990 on unanimous consent of the Senate and received commission on October 30, 1990. Shedd left the District of South Carolina on December 10, 2002, due to his appointment to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals[4].[1]

Awards and associations

Notable cases

See also

External links


Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Karen Henderson
District of South Carolina
Succeeded by:
Henry Floyd
Preceded by:
Clyde Hamilton
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
Succeeded by:

This page is missing notable case information.