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Terry Wooten

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Terry Wooten
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
Title:   Chief Judge
Position:   Seat #10
Station:   Florence, SC
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   11/26/2001 - Present
Chief:   1/16/2013 - Present
Preceded by:   114 Stat. 2762
Past post:   District of South Carolina, Magistrate Judge
Past term:   1999 - 2001
Personal History
Born:   1954
Hometown:   Louisville, KY
Undergraduate:   University of South Carolina, B.A., 1976
Law School:   University of South Carolina, J.D., 1980

Terry L. Wooten is the Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. He joined the court in 2001 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. In January 2013, Wooten was elevated to the position of Chief Judge.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Wooten's family relocated to rural Hopkins, South Carolina, when he was only a few years old. Wooten graduated from the University of South Carolina with his bachelor's degree in 1976 and his juris doctor degree in 1980.[2]

Professional career

Judicial career

District of South Carolina

In 1999, Wooten was appointed to a full eight-year term as a federal magistrate judge before being elevated to the federal bench in 2001. On the recommendation of long-time U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond Wooten was nominated by President George W. Bush on September 4, 2001 to a new judgeship created by 114 Stat. 2762 which was approved by Congress. Wooten was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 8, 2001, and received commission on November 26, 2001.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA-New Seat
District of South Carolina
Seat #10
Succeeded by: