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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release July 10, 1998
                           TO THE FEDERAL BENCH

President Clinton today nominated Judge William B. Traxler to serve as a Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, South Carolina.

Judge Traxler, of Greenville, South Carolina, received his undergraduate degree from Davidson College in 1970, and his law degree from the University of South Carolina in 1973. Following law school, Judge Traxler practiced law in Greenville, South Carolina from 1973 to 1974, and then worked as a criminal prosecutor in the Office of the Solicitor for South Carolina's 13th Judicial Circuit from 1975 to 1981. From 1981-1985, he served as Solicitor for the 13th Judicial Circuit, where he was the circuit's chief criminal prosecutor. In 1985, Judge Traxler was elected by the General Assembly of South Carolina to be a state circuit court judge, where he served until 1992. Since 1992, Judge Traxler has served as a United States District Court Judge for the District of South Carolina.