Hemphill, Robert W. (Robert Witherspoon), 1915-1985

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Robert Witherspoon Hemphill (1915-1983) served in the S.C. House of Representatives (1947-1948), and as Solicitor of the Sixth Judicial Circuit (1951-1956); he won election to the U.S. House where he represented S.C.'s Fifth District in the U.S. Congress (1957-1964). President Lyndon Baines Johnson appointed Hemphill to a federal judgeship in April 1964; he took senior status in 1980, but continued to hear cases until his death in 1983.

Native of Chester, S.C.; received his undergraduate and law degrees from University of South Carolina, after which he returned to Chester and joined the family law firm of Hemphill and Hemphill in 1938.

From the description of Robert W. Hemphill papers, 1926-1984 (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 64587905

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creatorOf Johnson, Floyd Drayton. York years series. 1939-1984. Clemson University Libraries, Robert Muldrow Cooper Library
creatorOf Hemphill, Robert W. (Robert Witherspoon), 1915-1985. The Scotch Irish : typescript, 1980 Jan. / Robert Hemphill. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
referencedIn McLeod, Daniel Rogers, 1913-1985. Papers, 1957-1983. South Carolina Newspaper Project
creatorOf Hemphill, Robert W. (Robert Witherspoon), 1915-1985. Robert W. Hemphill papers, 1926-1984 University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
referencedIn Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966. William Ernest Hocking Papers, 1860-1979 Houghton Library
referencedIn McLeod, Daniel Rogers, 1913-1985. Daniel Rogers McLeod papers, 1957-1983. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
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correspondedWith Blatt, Solomon, 1896-1986 person
associatedWith Chester High School (S.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Cook, Weston Carrier person
correspondedWith Culbertson, John Bolt person
associatedWith Democratic Party (S.C.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Gettys, Thomas S. (Thomas Smithwick), 1912- person
correspondedWith Haynsworth, Clement F. (Clement Furman), 1912- person
correspondedWith Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966 person
associatedWith Johnson, Floyd Drayton. person
correspondedWith Johnston, Olin D. (Olin Dewitt), 1896-1965 person
correspondedWith Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 person
correspondedWith Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968 person
associatedWith Kosmos Club (Columbia, S.C.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Martin, J. Robert person
associatedWith McLeod, Daniel Rogers, 1913-1985. person
correspondedWith Ness, Julius B. person
correspondedWith Pope, Thomas H., 1913- person
associatedWith Purity Presbyterian Church (Chester, S.C.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Russell, Donald Stuart, 1906-1998. person
associatedWith South Carolina. General Assembly. House of Representatives. corporateBody
correspondedWith Spratt, John M. person
correspondedWith Thurmond, Strom, 1902-2003 person
associatedWith United States. Army. Air Corps. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Civil Air Patrol. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. House corporateBody
associatedWith University of South Carolina corporateBody
correspondedWith West, John Carl, 1922- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
South Carolina
United States
Chester (S.C.)
Chester County (S.C.)
South Carolina--Chester
Scotch--Irish in South Carolina
Fishing--Social aspects
Hunting--Social aspects


Birth 1915-05-10

Death 1985-12-25


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