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Charles Weston Houck Edit Profile

Charles Weston Houck, Italian Federal judge. Bar: South Carolina. Member South Carolina. House of Representatives, 1963-1966; chairman Florence City-County Building Commission, 1968-1976. Served with Army of the United States, 1957-1958. Member American Bar Association, South Carolina. Bar Association.

Background

Houck, Charles Weston was born on April 16, 1933 in Florence, South Carolina, United States. Son of William Stokes and Charlotte Barnwell (Weston) Houck.

Education

Graduate, University North Carolina, 1954. Bachelor of Laws, University South Carolina, 1956.

Career

Born in Florence, South Carolina, Houck received an LL.B. from the University of South Carolina Law Center in 1956, and was in the United States Army from 1957 to 1958. He was in private practice in Florence, South Carolina from 1958 to 1979, also serving as a South Carolina state representative from 1963 to 1966. He was Chairman of the Florence, South Carolina City-County Building Commission from 1968 to 1976.

On June 5, 1979, Houck was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a new seat on the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina created by 92 Stat. 1629. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 25, 1979, and received his commission on September 26, 1979. He served as chief judge from 1993 to 2000, and assumed senior status on October 1, 2003.

Membership

Member South Carolina. House of Representatives, 1963-1966. Chairman Florence City-County Building Commission, 1968-1976.

Served with Army of the United States, 1957-1958. Member American Bar Association, South Carolina. Bar Association.

Connections

Children from previous marriage: Charles Weston, Charlotte Elizabeth.