History of the Federal Judiciary

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Haynsworth, Clement Furman Jr.
Born October 30, 1912, in Greenville, SC
Died November 22, 1989, in Greenville, SC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on February 19, 1957, to a seat vacated by Armistead Mason Dobie. Confirmed by the Senate on April 4, 1957, and received commission on April 4, 1957. Served as chief judge, 1964-1981. Assumed senior status on April 6, 1981. Service terminated on November 22, 1989, due to death.

Furman University, A.B., 1933
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1936

Professional Career:
Private practice, Greenville, South Carolina, 1936-1942, 1945-1957
U.S. Navy, 1942-1945

Nominated to Supreme Court of the United States, August 21, 1969; rejected by Senate, November 21, 1969
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