Robert Chapman

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Robert Chapman
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #5
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   9/19/1981-5/31/1991
Senior:   5/31/1991-Present
Preceded by:   Clement Haynsworth
Succeeded by:   Karen J. Williams
Past post:   District of South Carolina
Past term:   1971-1981
Personal History
Born:   1926
Undergraduate:   University of South Carolina, 1945
Law School:   University of South Carolina Law, 1949

Robert Foster Chapman is a federal judge on senior status of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He joined the court in 1981 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan.[1]

Education

Chapman graduated from the University of South Carolina with his bachelor's degree in 1945 and later graduated from South Carolina Law with his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1949.[1]

Military service

Chapman also served in the U.S. Navy as an Ensign from 1943 to 1946 and as a Lieutenant from 1951 to 1953.[1]

Professional career

Chapman spent his legal career in private practice.[1]

Judicial career

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

On the recommendation of long time South Carolina U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond, Chapman was nominated to the Fourth Circuit on July 16, 1981, by President Ronald Reagan to fill the seat on the Fourth Circuit vacated by Judge Clement Haynsworth as Haynsworth assumed senior status. Chapman was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 16, 1981, and received commission on September 19, 1981. Chapman later assumed senior status on May 31, 1991.[1]

District of South Carolina

On the recommendation of long time South Carolina U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond, Chapman was nominated nominated by President Richard Nixon on May 18, 1971, to a new seat created by 84 Stat. 294. Chapman was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 26, 1971, and received commission on May 27, 1971. Chapman left the District of South Carolina on October 2, 1981, due to his appointment to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Chapman was succeeded in this position by Judge Clyde Hamilton.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA - new seat
District of South Carolina
1971–1981
Seat #5
Succeeded by:
Clyde Hamilton
Preceded by:
Clement Haynsworth
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
1981–present
Succeeded by:
Karen J. Williams




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