Charles Cecil Wyche

Charles Cecil Wyche (July 7, 1885 – September 17, 1966) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of South Carolina and the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.

Charles Wyche
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Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
In office
November 1, 1965 – September 17, 1966
Appointed byoperation of law
Preceded bySeat established by 79 Stat. 951
Succeeded byDonald S. Russell
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of South Carolina
In office
1948–1962
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byJames Robert Martin Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of South Carolina
In office
January 30, 1937 – November 1, 1965
Appointed byFranklin D. Roosevelt
Preceded byHenry Hitt Watkins
Succeeded bySeat abolished
Personal details
Born
Charles Cecil Wyche

(1885-07-07)July 7, 1885
Prosperity, South Carolina
DiedSeptember 17, 1966(1966-09-17) (aged 81)
EducationThe Citadel (B.S.)
Georgetown Law
read law

Education and careerEdit

Born in Prosperity, South Carolina, Wyche received a Bachelor of Science degree from The Citadel in 1906 and attended Georgetown Law, but read law to enter the Bar in 1909. He was in private practice in Spartanburg, South Carolina from 1909 to 1937. He served in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1913 to 1914. He was a Major in the United States Army during World War I from 1917 to 1919. He was a city attorney for Spartanburg from 1919 to 1922, and a county attorney for Spartanburg County from 1919 to 1933. He was a special judge of the Circuit Court of Cherokee County, South Carolina in 1924. He was a special associate justice of the Supreme Court of South Carolina in 1929. From 1933 to 1937 he was the United States Attorney for the Western District of South Carolina.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

Wyche was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 11, 1937, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of South Carolina vacated by Judge Henry H. Watkins. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 22, 1937, and received his commission on January 30, 1937. He served as Chief Judge from 1948 to 1962. Wyche was reassigned by operation of law to the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina on November 1, 1965, to a new seat authorized by 79 Stat. 951. His service terminated on September 17, 1966, due to his death.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Henry Hitt Watkins
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of South Carolina
1937–1965
Succeeded by
Seat abolished
Preceded by
Office established
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of South Carolina
1948–1962
Succeeded by
James Robert Martin Jr.
Preceded by
Seat established by 79 Stat. 951
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
1965–1966
Succeeded by
Donald S. Russell