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                     Office of the Press Secretary
                          (Orlando, Florida)
For Immediate Release                                  September 9, 1998
                        TO THE FEDERAL BENCH

The President today nominated Margaret B. Seymour to serve as a United States District Court Judge for the District of South Carolina.

Margaret B. Seymour, District of South Carolina

Judge Seymour, of Columbia, South Carolina, received her undergraduate degree in 1969, from Howard University, and her J.D. degree in 1977 from American University. She served as an Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist first with the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare from 1972 to 1979, and then with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from 1979 to 1980. Judge Seymour then worked as an attorney with the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education from 1980 to 1988. From 1988 to 1990, she practiced law with the firm of Lewis, Bruce & Potts; and from 1990 to 1996, she was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina, serving as Chief of the Civil Division from 1992 to 1996, and as Interim U.S. Attorney from April to May 1993, and January to May 1996. Since 1996, Judge Seymour has served as a United States Magistrate Judge for the District of South Carolina.