Margaret B. Seymour
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
Assumed office
January 16, 2013
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
In office
January 3, 2012 – January 16, 2013
Preceded byDavid C. Norton
Succeeded byTerry L. Wooten
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
In office
October 22, 1998 – January 16, 2013
Appointed byBill Clinton
Preceded byWilliam Byrd Traxler Jr.
Succeeded byBruce Howe Hendricks
Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
In office
1996–1998
United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina
Acting
In office
January 1996 – May 1996
PresidentBill Clinton
Succeeded byJ. Rene Josey
In office
April 1993 – May 1993
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byJohn S. Simmons
Personal details
Born
Margaret Louise Beane Seymour

(1947-01-16) January 16, 1947 (age 75)
Washington, D.C.
Spouse(s)Joseph D. Shine
EducationHoward University (B.A.)
Washington College of Law (J.D.)

Margaret Louise Beane Seymour (born January 16, 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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Legal offices Preceded byWilliam Byrd Traxler Jr. Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina 1998–2013 Succeeded byBruce Howe Hendricks Preceded byDavid C. Norton Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina 2012–2013 Succeeded byTerry L. Wooten