Henry Floyd

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Henry Floyd
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Current Court Information:
Fourth Circuit
Title:   Judge
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Active:   10/3/2011 - Present
Preceded by:   Karen J. Williams
Past post:   District of South Carolina
Past term:   2003-2011
Past post 2:   13th Judicial Circuit, South Carolina
Past term 2:   1992-2003
Personal History
Born:   1947
Hometown:   Brevard, NC
Undergraduate:   Wofford College, B.A., 1970
Law School:   U. of South Carolina Law, J.D., 19'73

Henry Franklin Floyd is an Article III federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He was nominated by President Barack Obama in January 2011. Prior to his elevation to the appellate level, Floyd served on the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. He joined that court in 2003 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.[1]

Early life and education

A South Carolina native, Floyd graduated from Wofford College with his bachelor's degree in 1970 and later graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law with his J.D. degree in 1973.[1]

Professional career

Floyd started his legal career as a private practice attorney licensed in the State of South Carolina from 1973 to 1992 before becoming a Circuit Court judge in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court of South Carolina from 1992 to 2003.[1]

Judicial career

Fourth Circuit

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Henry Floyd
 Court:Fourth Circuit
 Progress:Confirmed 250 days after nomination.
ApprovedAABA Rating:Unanimously Well Qualified

Floyd was nominated for elevation to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on January 26, 2011, by President Barack Obama to fill the seat vacated by Karen J. Williams. In the press release Obama stated, "Throughout his career, Henry Floyd has demonstrated unwavering integrity and a firm commitment to public service. I am proud to nominate him to serve on the United States Court of Appeals."[2]

Floyd received a Unanimously Well Qualified rating from the American Bar Association. He had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 13, 2011 and you can find his Committee Questionnaire available here and his Questions for the Record available here.[3]

On October 3, 2011, Floyd was confirmed by the United States Senate with a vote of 96-0.[3]

District of South Carolina

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, Floyd was nominated by President George W. Bush on May 15, 2003 to a seat vacated by Dennis Shedd. Floyd was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 22, 2003 on a senate vote and received commission on September 24, 2003.[1]

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