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William Byrd Traxler, American lawyer. Bar: District of Columbia 1940, South Carolina 1940, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1960. Recipient Alumni Achievement award, George Washington University, 1946.

Background

Traxler, William Byrd was born on July 10, 1912 in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. Son of David Byrd andMary Willey (Gatling) T. Student The Citadel, 1929-1930, University Texas, 1930-1932.

Education

Student, Citadel, 1929—1930. Student, University Texas, 1930—1932. Juris Doctor, George Washington University, 1940.

Career

Bar: District of Columbia 1940, South Carolina. 1940, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1960. Partner Hinson, Traxler and Hamer, Greenville, 1950-1958, Rainey, Fant, Traxler and Horton, 1958-1960.

Sole practice, Greenville, 1960-1994. Retired, 1994. Board of directors Phyllis Wheatly Association,1954, Visiting Nurse Association, Greenville, 1957-1959, United Way, Greenville,1976. Vice-Chairman of the Board health City of Greenville, 1960-1968.

Life member The Citadel Endowment Fund. Prosecutor Southern Bavaria Military Government, assistant in reopening German civil courts Captain United States Army, 1942-1946.

Achievements

  • Bar: District of Columbia 1940, South Carolina 1940, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1960.

Works

Membership

Fellow: South Carolina Bar Foundation. Member: Law Science Academy, Greenville Chamber of Commerce (chairman taxation committee, Chairman of Year 1967), George Washington University Law Association (life), Greenville County Bar Association (president 1976), South Carolina State Bar Association, Greenville Country Club (board governors 1982-1985), Torch Club (president 1956), Beta Theta Pi, Phi Alpha Delta (justice 1939).

Connections

father:
David Byrd Traxler

mother:
Mary Willey (Gatling) Traxler