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Traxler, William Byrd, Jr.

Born 1948 in Greenville, SC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on November 14, 1991, to a seat vacated by Clyde H. Hamilton. Confirmed by the Senate on February 27, 1992, and received commission on March 2, 1992. Service terminated on October 21, 1998, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Nominated by William J. Clinton on July 10, 1998, to a seat vacated by Donald Stuart Russell. Confirmed by the Senate on September 28, 1998, and received commission on October 1, 1998. Served as chief judge, 2009-2016. Assumed senior status on August 31, 2018.

Davidson College, B.A., 1970
University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1973

Professional Career:

U.S. Army Reserve adjutant general, 1970-1978
Private practice, Greenville, South Carolina, 1973-1974
Office of the Solicitor, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Greenville County, South Carolina, 1975-1985; assistant solicitor, 1975-1978; deputy solicitor, 1978-1981; solicitor, 1981-1985
Resident judge, South Carolina Circuit Court, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, 1985-1992
Board member, Federal Judicial Center, 2007-2009
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 2009-2016