History of the Federal Judiciary

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Houck, C[harles] Weston
Born 1933 in Florence, SC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on June 5, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on September 25, 1979, and received commission on September 26, 1979. Served as chief judge, 1993-2000. Assumed senior status on October 1, 2003.

University of South Carolina School of Law, LL.B., 1956

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1957-1958
Private practice, Florence, South Carolina, 1956, 1958-1979
State representative, South Carolina, 1963-1966
Chairman, Florence City-County [South Carolina] Building Commission, 1968-1976


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