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Wooten, Terry L.

Born 1954 in Louisville, KY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
Nominated by George W. Bush on September 4, 2001, to a new seat authorized by 114 Stat. 2762. Confirmed by the Senate on November 8, 2001, and received commission on November 26, 2001. Served as chief judge, 2013-2019. Assumed senior status on February 28, 2019.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 1999-2001

University of South Carolina, B.A., 1976
University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1980

Professional Career:

Private practice, South Carolina, 1980-1982
Assistant solicitor, Richland County, South Carolina, 1982-1986
Chief counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 1986-1991
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of South Carolina, 1992-1999

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, June 18, 2001; no Senate vote