History of the Federal Judiciary


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Timmerman, George Bell Sr.
Born March 28, 1881, in Edgefield County, SC
Died April 22, 1966, in Columbia, SC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of South Carolina
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on December 18, 1941, to a seat vacated by Alva M. Lumpkin. Confirmed by the Senate on January 20, 1942, and received commission on January 23, 1942. Assumed senior status on October 10, 1962. Service terminated on April 22, 1966, due to death.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of South Carolina
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on December 18, 1941, to a seat vacated by Alva M. Lumpkin. Confirmed by the Senate on January 20, 1942, and received commission on January 23, 1942. Served as chief judge, 1952-1962. Assumed senior status on October 10, 1962. Service terminated on April 22, 1966, due to death.

Education:
University of South Carolina School of Law, LL.B., 1902

Professional Career:
Private practice, Lexington, South Carolina, 1902-1942
Solicitor, Fifth Judicial Circuit, South Carolina, 1905-1908
Solicitor, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, South Carolina, 1908-1920
State representative, South Carolina, 1923-1924
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