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Hemphill, Robert Witherspoon
Born May 10, 1915, in Chester, SC
Died December 25, 1983, in Chester, SC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of South Carolina
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on April 15, 1964, to a seat vacated by George B. Timmerman. Confirmed by the Senate on April 30, 1964, and received commission on April 30, 1964. Service terminated on November 1, 1965, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of South Carolina
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on April 15, 1964, to a seat vacated by George B. Timmerman. Confirmed by the Senate on April 30, 1964, and received commission on April 30, 1964. Served as chief judge, 1964-1965. Service terminated on November 1, 1965, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
Reassigned on November 1, 1965, to a new seat authorized by 79 Stat. 951. Served as chief judge, 1979-1980. Assumed senior status on May 10, 1980. Service terminated on December 25, 1983, due to death.

Education:
University of South Carolina, A.B., 1936
University of South Carolina School of Law, LL.B., 1938

Professional Career:
Private practice, Chester, South Carolina, 1938-1964
U.S. Army bomber pilot, Air Corps, 1941-1945
Solicitor, Sixth Judicial Circuit, South Carolina, 1950-1956
State representative, South Carolina, 1947-1948
U.S. representative from South Carolina, 1957-1964
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