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Lawyer , State legislator

Walton James McLeod, III, American state legislator, lawyer. Bar: South Carolina 1964, United States Supreme Court 1974.


III, Walton James McLeod, was born on June 30, 1937 in Walterboro, South Carolina, United States. Son of Walton James Junior and Rhoda Lane (Brown) M.


Bachelor, Yale University, 1959. Bachelor of Laws, University South Carolina, 1964. Postgraduate, University Minnesota, 1972.


Law clerk to Chief Judge Clement Haynsworth United States Court Appeals (4th circuit), Richmond, Virginia, 1964-1965. Associate Pope and Schumpert, Newberry, South Carolina, 1965-1967. Assistant United States Attorney Columbia, 1967-1968.

General counsel South Carolina Department Health & Environmental Central, 1968-1994, special counsel, 1994-1996. Deputy South Carolina attorney general, 1987-1988. Magistrate Newberry County, Little Mountain, South Carolina, 1973—1981.

Municipal judge Town of Little Mountain, 1981—1983, mayor, 1983—1989, 1993—1996. Member District 40 South Carolina House of Representatives, since 1996.


  • Bar: South Carolina 1964, United States Supreme Court 1974.


President Newberry (South Carolina) Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1967. Board directors South Carolina Housing Finance & Development Authority, Columbia, 1977-1996, Newberry County Council Aging, since 2001, Newberry College Foundation, since 2005. Chair Central Midlands Council Governments, Columbia, 1981-1982, 2001-2003.

Trustee South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, 1981-1985. Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1959-1961, served to Captain United States Naval Reserve, 1961-1992, retired. Fellow South Carolina Bar Foundation.

Member South Carolina Magistrates Association (president 1976-1977, Distinguished Judicial Service award 1975, 77), Judge Advisers Association (national president 1991-1992), South Carolina Reserve Officers Association (state president 1981-1982, Reserve Officer of Year 1998), South Carolina Society (president 1990-1993).


  • Other Interests

    Reading, physical fitness.


Married Julie Edwina Hamiter, February 15, 1969. 1 child, Walton James IV.

Walton James M. Junior

Rhoda Lane (Brown) M.

Julie Edwina Hamiter

Walton James IV III