Henry Herlong

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Henry Herlong
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #9
Station:   Greenville, SC
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   05/14/1991 - 05/31/2009
Senior:   06/01/2009 - Present
Preceded by:   104 Stat. 5089
Succeeded by:   Richard Mark Gergel
Past post:   District of South Carolina, Magistrate Judge
Past term:   1986 - 1991
Personal History
Born:   1944
Hometown:   Washington, DC
Undergraduate:   Clemson U., B.A., 1967
Law School:   U. of South Carolina Law, J.D., 1970
Military service:   U.S. Army, Reserves 1967 - 1973

Henry Michael Herlong, Jr. is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. He joined the court in 1991 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. He is serving on senior status.

Early life and education

A native of Washington, DC Herlong graduated with his bachelor's degree in 1967 from Clemson University and later graduated from the University of South Carolina Law Center with his juris doctorate degree in 1970. From 1967 to 1973, Herlong served in the US Army Reserve as a Captain.[1]

Professional career

After law school, Herlong was a Legislative Assistant for long time U.S. Senator of South Carolina Strom Thurmond from 1970 to 1972 before joining the US Attorney's Office as a Assistant U.S. attorney in the Criminal Division for the District of South Carolina from 1972 to 1976. In 1976, Herlong entered into Private practice licensed in the State of South Carolina until 1983. In 1983, Herlong rejoined the US Attorney's Office as a Assistant US Attorney in the District of South Carolina working on civil cases until 1986.[1]

Judicial career

District of South Carolina

Herlong first started his federal judicial career as he was appointed a eight year term as a federal magistrate judge in 1986 in which he served in the role until 1991. On the recommendation of long time U.S. Senator from South Carolina Strom Thurmond, Herlong was nominated by President George H.W. Bush on April 9, 1991 to a new seat created by 104 Stat. 5089 which was approved by Congress. Herlong was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 9, 1991 on a senate vote and received commission on May 14, 1991[1]. Herlong assumed senior status on June 1, 2009[1].

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA-New Seat
District of South Carolina
Seat #9
Succeeded by:
Richard Mark Gergel