Chief Judge William B. Traxler, Jr.

Born 1948 in Greenville, SC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U. S. District Court, District of South Carolina
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on November 14, 1991, to a seat vacated by Clyde H. Hamilton; Confirmed by the Senate on February 27, 1992, and received commission on March 2, 1992. Service terminated on October 21, 1998, due to appointment to another judicial position. 

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Nominated by William J. Clinton on July 10, 1998, to a seat vacated by Donald Stuart Russell; Confirmed by the Senate on September 28, 1998, and received commission on October 1, 1998. Served as chief judge, 2009-present. 

Education:
Davidson College, B.A., 1970
University of South Carolina Law Center, J.D., 1973 

Professional Career:
U.S. Army Reserve Adjutant General, 1970-1978
Private practice, Greenville, South Carolina, 1973-1974
Assistant solicitor, Office of the Solicitor, 13th Judicial Circuit, Greenville County, SC, 1975-1978
Deputy solicitor, Office of the Solicitor, 13th Judicial Circuit, Greenville County, SC, 1978-1981
Solicitor, Office of the Solicitor, 13th Judicial Circuit, Greenville County, SC, 1981-1985
Resident judge, 13th Judicial Circuit, Greenville County, Greenville, SC, 1985-1992