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Joseph Anderson
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Station:   Columbia, SC
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   10/14/1986 - Present
Chief:   2000 - 2007
Preceded by:   Charles Simons
Personal History
Born:   1949
Hometown:   Augusta, GA
Undergraduate:   Clemson U., B.A., 1972
Law School:   University of South Carolina Law Center, J.D., 1975

Joseph Fletcher Anderson, Jr. is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. He joined the court in 1986 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan.

Early life and education

A native of South Carolina, Anderson graduated from Clemson University with his bachelor's degree in 1972 and later graduated from the University of South Carolina Law Center with his Juris Doctorate degree in 1975.[1]

Professional career

After law school, Anderson was a law clerk for former federal appeals judge Clement Haynsworth in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals from 1975 to 1976. From 1976 to 1986, Anderson was a private practice lawyer in the State of South Carolina. Anderson was also a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1980 to 1986.[1]

Judicial career

District of South Carolina

On the recommendation of long-time U.S. Senator from South Carolina Strom Thurmond, Anderson was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on September 26, 1986 to a seat vacated by Charles Simons as Simons assumed senior status. Anderson was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 8, 1986 on a Senate vote and received commission on October 14, 1986. Anderson served as the chief judge of the court from 2000 to 2007.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Charles Simons
District of South Carolina
Seat #1
Succeeded by: