William Walter Wilkins

Personal

Birthday: 
1942
Birthplace: 
Anderson, SC
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army captain, 1967-1969
U.S. Army Reserve lieutenant colonel, 1969-1983
South Carolina National Guard colonel, 1983-1994
Law clerk, Hon. Clement F. Haynsworth, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1969-1970
Legal assistant, U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond, South Carolina, 1970-1971
Private practice, Greenville, South Carolina, 1971-1978
Solicitor, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, South Carolina, 1974-1981
Chair, U.S. Sentencing Commission, 1985-1994

Education

Name of School: 
Davidson College
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1964
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: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1967

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of South Carolina
Court Name: 

South Carolina District Court

President Nominating: 
Ronald Reagan
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
7/22/1981
Termination Date: 
7/10/1986
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Second: 
6/16/1986
Retirement from Active Service - Second: 
7/1/2007
Termination Date - Second: 
10/5/2008
Termination Reason - Second: 
Retirement
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