History of the Federal Judiciary

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Perry, Matthew James Jr.
Born August 3, 1921, in Columbia, SC
Died July 29, 2011, in Columbia, SC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on July 5, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on September 19, 1979, and received commission on September 20, 1979. Assumed senior status on October 1, 1995. Service terminated on July 29, 2011, due to death.

Colored Normal Industrial & Mechanical College of S. Car. (now S. Car. State U.), B.S., 1948
South Carolina State School of Law, LL.B., 1951

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1943-1946
Private practice, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1951-1961
Private practice, Columbia, South Carolina, 1961-1976
Judge, U.S. Court of Military Appeals, 1976-1979
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