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Whaley, Richard Smith

Born July 15, 1874, in Charleston, SC
Died November 8, 1951, in Charleston, SC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Court of Claims
Nominated by Herbert Hoover on May 23, 1930, to a seat vacated by Samuel J. Graham. Confirmed by the Senate on June 2, 1930, and received commission on June 2, 1930. Service terminated on June 27, 1939, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Chief Justice, Court of Claims
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 23, 1939, to a seat vacated by Fenton W. Booth. Confirmed by the Senate on June 26, 1939, and received commission on June 27, 1939. Assumed senior status on July 9, 1947. Service terminated on November 8, 1951, due to death.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
Trial Judge, Court of Claims, 1925-1930

Education:
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.B., 1897

Professional Career:

Private practice, Charleston, South Carolina, 1897-1913, 1921-1923
State representative, South Carolina, 1900-1913; speaker, 1907-1910
U.S. representative from South Carolina, 1913-1921
Chairman, District of Columbia Rent Commission, 1923-1925