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Margaret B Seymour

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Preceded by  David C. Norton
Name  Margaret Seymour
Succeeded by  Terry L. Wooten
Role  Judge
Appointed by  Bill Clinton
Education  Howard University

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Preceded by  William Byrd Traxler Jr.
Alma mater  Howard University American University, Washington College of Law

Succeeded by  Bruce Howe Hendricks

Margaret B. Seymour (born 1947) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.


Education and career

Born in Washington, D.C., Seymour received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University in 1969 and a Juris Doctor from Washington College of Law at American University in 1977. She was an equal opportunity specialist for the United States Department of Health, Education & Welfare from 1972 to 1979, and for the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from 1979 to 1980. She was an attorney in the Office of Civil Rights of the United States Department of Education from 1980 to 1988. She was in private practice from 1988 to 1990. She was an Assistant United States Attorney of the District of South Carolina from 1990 to 1996, serving as the United States Attorney (interim) for that district from 1993 to 1996.

Federal judicial service

Seymour was a United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina from 1996 to 1998. On September 9, 1998, Seymour was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the District of South Carolina vacated by William B. Traxler. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 21, 1998, and received her commission on October 22, 1998. On January 3, 2012, she became chief judge, serving as such until she took senior status on January 16, 2013.


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