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Jean Hoefer Toal

Jean Hoefer Toal, state supreme court chief justice. Bar: South Carolina. Board visitors Clemson University, 1978; trustee Columbia Museum Art, 1980-1985; board trustees Agnes Scott College, 1996—2008. Member American Bar Association, South Carolina Women Lawyers Association, South Carolina Bar Association, John Belton O'Neall Inn of Court, Phi Beta Kappa, Mortar Board, Order of the Coif.

Background

  • Toal, Jean Hoefer was born on August 11, 1943 in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. Daughter of Herbert W. and Lilla (Farrell) Hoefer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Philosophy, Agnes Scott College, 1965. Juris Doctor, University South Carolina, 1968. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), College Charleston, 1990.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), Columbia College, 1992. Doctor of Laws (honorary), The Citadel, 1999. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Francis Marion University, 1999.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), University South Carolina, 2000. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Charleston School Law, 2007. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Columbia College, 2008.

    Career

    • Associate Haynsworth, Perry, Bryant, Marion & Johnstone, 1968—1970. Partner Belser, Baker, Barwick, Ravenel, Toal & Bender, Columbia, 1970—1988. Associate justice South Carolina Supreme Court, 1988—2000, chief justice, since 2000.

      Member South Carolina Human Affairs Commission, 1972-1974. Member South Carolina House of Representatives, 1975-1988, chairman house rules committee, constitutional laws subcommittee house judiciary committee. Member parish council and lector St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

      Chair South Carolina Juvenile Justice Task Force, 1992-1994. Chair South Carolina Rhodes Scholar Selection Committee, 1994. Board directors National Center State Courts, 2005-2009, chair, 2007-2008.

      President Conference Chief Justices, 2007-2008.

    Membership

    Board visitors Clemson University, 1978. Trustee Columbia Museum Art, 1980-1985. Board trustees Agnes Scott College, 1996—2008.

    Member American Bar Association, South Carolina Women Lawyers Association, South Carolina Bar Association, John Belton O'Neall Inn of Court, Phi Beta Kappa, Mortar Board, Order of the Coif.

    Connections

    • Married William Thomas Toal. Children: Jean Toal Eisen, Lilla Toal Mandsager.
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    Born August 11, 1943
    (age 74)