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Matthew James Perry

Biography of Matthew James Perry Jr.

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Perry
  • First Name: Matthew
  • Middle Name: James
  • Generational Suffix: Jr.
  • Date of Birth: August , 3 , 1921
  • Place of Birth (POB): Columbia , South Carolina (US-SC, SC, 45, S.C., S. Car.)
  • Date of Death: July , 29 , 2011
  • Place of Death (POD): Columbia , South Carolina (US-SC, SC, 45, S.C., S. Car.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: African American

Matthew James Perry Jr. Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, District of South Carolina
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Jimmy Carter ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 07/05/1979
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Qualified
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 92 Stat. 1629
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 07/09/1979
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 09/11/1979
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 09/19/1979
  • Commission Date: 09/20/1979
  • Retirement from Active Service: 10/01/1995
  • Date of Termination: 07/29/2011
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Matthew James Perry Jr. in the Law School

  • Name of School: Colored Normal Industrial & Mechanical College of S. Car. (now S. Car. State U.)
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1948

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): South Carolina State School of Law
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1951

Matthew James Perry Jr. Career Path


  • U.S. Army, 1943-1946
  • Private practice, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1951-1961
  • Private practice, Columbia, South Carolina, 1961-1976
  • U.S. Court of Military Appeals, 1976-1979


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Colored Normal Industrial & Mechanical College of S. Car. (now S. Car. State U.)

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