History of the Federal Judiciary

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Shedd, Dennis W.
Born 1953 in Cordova, SC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on October 17, 1990, to a seat vacated by Karen LeCraft Henderson. Confirmed by the Senate on October 27, 1990, and received commission on October 30, 1990. Service terminated on December 10, 2002, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Nominated by George W. Bush on September 4, 2001, to a seat vacated by Clyde H. Hamilton. Confirmed by the Senate on November 19, 2002, and received commission on November 26, 2002.

Wofford College, B.A., 1975
University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1978
Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., 1980

Professional Career:
Staff, U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond, South Carolina, 1978-1988; administrative assistant, 1982-1984
Chief counsel and staff director, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 1985-1986
Private practice, Columbia, South Carolina, 1988-1991
Adjunct professor, University of South Carolina School of Law, 1989-1992


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