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Hemphill, Robert W. (1915-1983)

Papers, 1926-1984, 5 ft. and 10 scrapbooks

Hemphill served South Carolina's Fifth District in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1957-1964. President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed him to a federal district court judgeship in April 1964, and he served in that capacity until his death in 1983. Previous public service included a stint in the South Carolina House of Representatives (Chester County), 1947-1948, and as Solicitor for the Sixth Judicial Circuit, 1951-1956.

Collection Finding Aid (pdf, 7 pages)

The collection documents Hemphill's service in the U.S. House of Representatives, Fifth District, 1957-1964, and as Federal District Court Judge, 1964-1983. Also included are records of his campaigns, 1950 and 1956, and personal papers about his life away from Congress and the bench.

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Congressional Biographical Directory

Memory Hold the Door (USC Law School)