History of the Federal Judiciary


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Simons, Charles Earl Jr.
Born August 17, 1916, in Johnston, SC
Died October 26, 1999, in Aiken, SC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of South Carolina
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on April 15, 1964, to a seat vacated by Ashton H. Williams. Confirmed by the Senate on April 30, 1964, and received commission on May 1, 1964. 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, 1980-1986. Assumed senior status on August 17, 1986. Service terminated on October 26, 1999, due to death.

Education:
University of South Carolina, A.B., 1937
University of South Carolina School of Law, LL.B., 1939

Professional Career:
Private practice, Aiken, South Carolina, 1939-1964
U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant, 1942-1945
State representative, South Carolina, 1942, 1947-1948, 1960-1964

 

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