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David Maurice Ratchford

David Maurice Ratchford, American lawyer. Bar: South Carolina 1969, United States District Court South Carolina 1969, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1976.

Background

  • Ratchford, David Maurice was born on December 29, 1944 in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. Son of Clyde Banks and Rubye (Valentine) Ratchford.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University South Carolina, 1966. Juris Doctor, University South Carolina, 1969.

    Career

    • Sole practice, Columbia, South Carolina, 1969-1972. Partner Ratchford & Eleazer, 1973-1977, Ratchford & Cooper, Columbia, 1977-1987, Ratchford & ASsocs., Columbia, 1987—1997, Ratchford & Hamilton, LLP, since 1998.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: South Carolina 1969, United States District Court South Carolina 1969, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1976.

    Membership

    Commissioner, Irmo (South Carolina) Fire Department, 1974-1979. Teacher, former deacon Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Columbia, since 1973, elder, since 1986. Board directors St. Andrew Christian Academy.

    Member South Carolina Bar Association, Richland County Bar Association, South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, Christian Legal Society, Sertoma (charter president 1974), Phi Alpha Delta.

    Connections

    • Married Sylvia McNair, September 2, 1966. 1 child, Melissa.
    • father: Clyde Banks Ratchford
    • mother: Rubye (Valentine) Ratchford
    • spouse: Sylvia McNair
    • child: Melissa Ratchford
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    Born December 29, 1944
    (age 72)
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