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U.S. Marshals Service

District of South Carolina

History

The United States Marshal Office in South Carolina was established on September 24, 1789. The Eastern and Western Districts of South Carolina were formed on February 21, 1823, when Congress divided the South Carolina District. On October 07, 1965, the Eastern and Western Districts merged and became what is now known as the District of South Carolina.  The following is a listing of Marshals for the District of South Carolina.

DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA

(One of original 13 States. Single district created by Judiciary Act of September 24, 1789, and abolished by Act of February 21, 1823.)

District Marshals

Date

Vice

Huger, Isaac September 26, 1789 (S) Original Appointment
Huger, Daniel L. December 10, 1793 (S)  Huger, I. (Resigned)
Cochran, Charles B. December 18, 1794 (S)
December 20, 1798 (S)
Huger, D. L. (Resigned)
Cochran, Robert E. October 18, 1802 (S)
January 17, 1803 (S)
January 09, 1807 (S)
January 10, 1711 (S)
Cochran, C.B. (Resigned)
Waring, Morton A. June 01, 1813 (S)
May 19, 1817 (R)
December 15, 1817 (S)
January 09, 1822 (S)

EASTERN AND WESTERN DISTRICTS OF SOUTH CAROLINA

(Created by Act of February 21, 1823, but with no provision for a Marshal for each district. Authority to appoint separate Marshals for each district granted by Act of March 3, 1915.)

District Marshals

Date

Vice

Waring, Morton A. December 22, 1825 (S)
December 17, 1829 (S)
Himself as Marshal of District of South Carolina
Robinson, William November 30, 1832 (R) Waring (Removed)
Condy , Thomas D. December 20, 1832 (S)
January 06, 1837 (S)
January 08, 1841 (S)
January 15, 1845 (S)
January 10, 1849 (S)
December 28, 1852 (S)
January 06, 1857 (S)
Robinson (Declined Permanent Appointment)
Hamilton, Daniel H. May 30, 1858 (C) Condy (Deceased)
Epping, J.P.M. February 23, 1866 (S)  
Johnson, Louis E. April 19, 1869(S) Epping (Removed)
Wallace, Robert M. March 05, 1872 (S)
March 03, 1876 (S)
Johnson (Resigned)
Blythe, Alsalom May 10, 1881 (S) Wallace (Term Expired)
Livingston, John H. July 10, 1883 (R) Blythe (Resigned)
Tuomey , Timothy J. March 04, 1884(S) Livingston (Recess Appointee)
Boykin, Elias M. June 08, 1885 (R)
August 02, 1886 (S)
Tuomey (Suspended)
Cunningham, George I. June 21, l889 (R)
March 12, 1890 (S)
Boykin (Resigned)
Hunter, John P. March 09, 1894 (S) Cunningham (Term Expired)
Melton, Lawson D. March 14, 1898 (S) Hunter (Term Expired)
Cunningham, George I. June 06, 1902 (S) Melton (Term Expired)
Clayton, V.P. November 29, l902 (C.A.) Cunningham (Deceased)
Adams, J. Duncan January 20, 1903 (S)
March 01, 1907 (C)
January 27, 1911 (C)
Clayton (C. A.)
Sims, James L. February 18, 1914 (C) Adams (Resigned)

EASTERN DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA

(Given separate Marshal status by the Act of March 3, 1915.)

District Marshals

Date

Vice

Sims, James L. March 07, 1918(C) Himself as Marshal of Eastern and Western District
Leaphart, Samuel J. May 16, 1922 (C)
June 07, 1926 (C)
Sims (Term Expired)
Kale, Allen B. April 17, 1931(R)
January 23, 1932 (C)
Leaphart (Term Expired)
Burguson, William F. June 14, 1934 (C)
February 12, 1940 (C)
Kale (Resigned)
Thomas, Norris M. October 26, 1943 (C.A.)
February 10, 1944 (C)
Burguson (Deceased)
Plowden, Alfred J., Jr. July 02, 1948 (R)
February 21, 1949 (C)
Thomas (Term Expired)
Gardner, Dallas A., Jr. August 07, 1957 (C) Plowden (Term Expired)
Rowland, John A. September 29, 1961 (C) Gardner (Term Expired)

 

WESTERN DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA (Given separate Marshal status by the Act of March 3, 1915)

District Marshals

Date

Vice

Lyon, C.J. March 16, 1915 (R)
January 18, 1916 (C)
January 31, 1920 (C)
Original Appointment
Tolbert, Joseph W. October 13, 1922 (R) Lyon (Removed)
Green, Nelson R. December 06, 1922 (C.A.) Tolbert (Recess Appointee)
Tolbert, Joseph W. March 05, 1923 (R) Green (C.A.)
Kirksey , Robert November 22, 1930 (C)
January 08, 1924 (C)
Tolbert (Recess Appointee)
Adams, J. Duncan March 22, 1930 (C) Kirksey (Term Expired)
Sifford, Arthur N. July 24, 1933 (C.A.) Adams (Deceased)
Gosnell, Reuben June 14, 1934 (C)
June 02, 1939 (C)
July 07, 1943 (C)
Sifford (C. A.)
 
Ashley, A. Roy July 21, 1947 (C)
February 21, 1952 (C)
Gosnell (Retired)
Reid, M. Frank September 20, 1954 (R)
March 16, 1955 (C)
August 06, 1959 (C)
Ashley (Removed)
Ashley, A. Roy September 29, 1961 (C) Reid (Deceased)

 

DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA

(P.L. 9-242; Oct. 7, 1965; 79 Stat. 951; effective November 1, 1965, consolidated the two judicial districts of the State of South Carolina into a single judicial district. The Act provided that the two marshals then in office would continue in office until the President appoints a Marshal for the new single district.)

District Marshals

Date

Vice

Rowland, John A. September 29, 1961 (C) Himself as Marshal of Eastern District
Ashley, A. Roy September 29, 1961 (C) Himself as Marshal of Western District
Lawson, Walter N. April 05, 1967 (C) Rowland (Retired)
Ashley (Term Expired)
Williams, J. Elliott June 30, 1969 (C.A.)
July 14, 1969 (C)
November 20, 1973 (C)
Lawson (Resigned)
Chishom, Andrew J. April 26, 1977 (C) Williams (Resigned)
Williams, J. Elliott July 23, 1979 (C.A.) Chishom (Retired)
Whitworth, William C. June 21, l982 (C) Williams (Transferred to Headquarters)
Glover, Lydia August 01, 1985 (C) Whitworth (Retired)
Brooks, Israel March 11, 1994 (C) Glover (Term Expired)
Brown, Johnny Mack November 15, 2002 (C) Brooks (Term Expired)
Washington, Kelvin March 31, 2010 Brown (Term Expired)

 

The following translation of abbreviations applies to the list:
        "R" - Recess appointment date
        "S" - Senate Confirmation date (used from 1789-1903)
        "C" - Commission date (used from 1903 to present)
        "C.A." - Court Appointment date
        "A.G." - Attorney General appointment date

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