Robert Witherspoon Hemphill

Personal

Birthday: 
5/10/1915
Birthplace: 
Chester, SC
Date of Death: 
12/25/1983
Place of Death: 
Chester, SC
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Chester, South Carolina, 1938-1964
U.S. Army bomber pilot, Air Corps, 1941-1945
Solicitor, Sixth Judicial Circuit, South Carolina, 1950-1956
State representative, South Carolina, 1947-1948
U.S. representative from South Carolina, 1957-1964

Education

Name of School: 
University of South Carolina
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1936
Name of School - Second: 

University of South Carolina School of Law

Founded in 1867, the mission of the School of Law is to teach law through in-depth study; to contribute through faculty and student research to the common good, to the fund of legal knowledge, and to legal development and reform; and to cooperate with state government, the community, and the organized Bar in developing and implementing appropriate programs in legal research, law reform, criminal justice reform, and continuing legal education.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1938

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of South Carolina
President Nominating: 
Lyndon B. Johnson
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
4/30/1964
Termination Date: 
11/1/1965
Termination Reason: 
Reassignment
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. District Court, Western District of South Carolina
Court Name - Second: 

South Carolina District Court

Commission Date - Second: 
4/30/1964
Termination Date - Second: 
11/1/1965
Termination Reason - Second: 
Reassignment
Court Name - Third: 
U. S. District Court, District of South Carolina
Court Name - Third: 

South Carolina District Court

Commission Date - Third: 
11/1/1965
Retirement from Active Service - Third: 
5/10/1980
Termination Date - Third: 
12/25/1983
Termination Reason - Third: 
Death
Advertisement