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University Libraries - South Carolina Political Collections

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Our collections include records of South Carolina’s leaders in Congress and the General Assembly, the state’s political parties, and other individuals and organizations playing substantive roles in politics and government.

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Wilkins, William W. (b. 1942)

Currently closed, this collection chiefly documents Wilkins' career as as Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1986- 2007, and Chief Judge, 2003-2007. Previously, Wilkins served as U.S. District Judge, 1981 -1986; Chair of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, 1985-1994; and Solicitor for the 13th Judicial Circuit, 1974-1981.