Margaret Seymour

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Margaret Seymour
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #5
Station:   Columbia, SC
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   10/22/1998-1/16/2013
Chief:   2012-1/16/2013
Preceded by:   William Traxler
Succeeded by:   Bruce Hendricks
Past post:   District of South Carolina, Magistrate Judge
Past term:   1996-1998
Personal History
Born:   1947
Hometown:   Washington, D.C.
Undergraduate:   Howard U., B.A., 1969
Law School:   American U. Law, J.D., 1977

Margaret B. Seymour is an Article III federal judge serving on senior status for the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. She joined the court in 1998 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Seymour became the chief judge of the court in 2012. On January 16, 2013, Margaret Seymour assumed senior status for the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina after serving on the court for 14 years.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Washington, D.C., Seymour graduated from Howard University with her bachelor's degree in 1969 and later from American University's Washington College of Law with her Juris Doctor degree in 1972.[2]

Professional career

Seymour was an Equal Opportunity Specialist both for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1972 to 1979, and for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from 1979 to 1980. Seymour served as an attorney for the Office of Civil Rights, with the U.S. Department of Education from 1980 to 1988. Seymour was a private practice attorney from 1988 to 1990 before serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of South Carolina until 1996. President Bill Clinton appointed Seymour to serve as an Interim U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina in 1993, and again in 1996.[2]

Judicial career

District of South Carolina, Magistrate

In 1996, Seymour was appointed to serve as a federal magistrate judge in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.[2]

District of South Carolina

Seymour was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina by Bill Clinton on September 9, 1998, to a seat vacated by William Traxler. Seymour was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 21, 1998, on a voice vote and received commission on October 22, 1998. Seymour became the chief judge of the court in 2012.[3] On January 16, 2013 Margaret Seymour assumed senior status for the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina after serving on the court for 14 years.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
William Traxler
District of South Carolina
1998–2013
Seat #5
Succeeded by:
Bruce Hendricks


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