Terry L. Wooten

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Terry Wooten
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
Assumed office
January 16, 2013
Preceded by Margaret B. Seymour
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
Assumed office
November 26, 2001
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Seat established on December 21, 2000 by 114 Stat. 2762
Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
In office
1999–2001
Personal details
Born 1954 (age 67–68)
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Alma mater University of South Carolina
University of South Carolina School of Law

Terry L. Wooten (born 1954) is the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Wooten received a B.A. from the University of South Carolina in 1976 and a J.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1980. He was in private practice in South Carolina from 1980 to 1982. He was an Assistant solicitor, Richland County, South Carolina from 1982 to 1986. He was a Chief counsel, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee from 1986 to 1991. He was an assistant U.S. Attorney of the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Carolina from 1992 to 1999.

Wooten was nominated by President George W. Bush on September 4, 2001, to a new seat created by 114 Stat. 2762. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 8, 2001, and received his commission on November 26, 2001. He became Chief Judge on January 16, 2013.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Margaret B. Seymour
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
2013–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Seat established on December 21, 2000 by 114 Stat. 2762
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
2001–present