Richard Smith Whaley

Personal

Birthday: 
7/15/1874
Birthplace: 
Charleston, SC
Date of Death: 
11/8/1951
Place of Death: 
Charleston, SC
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

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
Commissioner, Court of Claims, 1925-1930

Education

Name of School: 

University of Virginia School of Law

Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. Intellectual challenges are met in a spirit of cooperation. Small first-year sections promote individual inquiry while providing support and friendship. Students learn together, reading each other's work and freely sharing course outlines and other materials, confidently relying on the nation's oldest student-run Honor System to maintain the highest ethical standards.

Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1897

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
Court of Claims
Court Name: 

United States Court of Federal Claims

President Nominating: 
Herbert Hoover
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
6/2/1930
Termination Date: 
6/27/1939
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
Court of Claims, Chief Justice
Court Name - Second: 

United States Court of Federal Claims

Commission Date - Second: 
6/27/1939
Retirement from Active Service - Second: 
7/9/1947
Termination Date - Second: 
11/8/1951
Termination Reason - Second: 
Death
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