George Ross Anderson, Jr.
|George Ross Anderson, Jr.|
|Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina|
January 29, 2009 – March 1, 2016
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina|
April 18, 1980 – January 29, 2009
|Nominated by||Jimmy Carter|
|Preceded by||James Robert Martin|
|Succeeded by||J. Michelle Childs|
January 29, 1929|
Anderson, South Carolina, U.S.
Southeastern University (Washington, D.C.) B.C.S. 1949|
George Washington University School of Law 1949-1951
University of South Carolina Law Center LL.B. 1954
|Service/branch||U.S. Air Force|
|Years of service||1951-1952|
George Ross Anderson, Jr. (born January 29, 1929) is a former United States federal judge.
Anderson was born in Anderson, South Carolina. He earned his baccalaureate degree from Southeastern University (Washington, D.C.) in 1949, studied at George Washington University Law School from 1949-1951, and received an LL.B. from the University of South Carolina Law Center in 1954. He was a legislative assistant to United States Senator Olin D. Johnston 1947–1951 and 1953–1954. He served in the U.S. Air Force 1951–1952, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. He sat in the South Carolina House of Representatives 1955–1956, and practiced law in Anderson, South Carolina 1954–1980.
Judge Anderson was one of the twelve founders of South Carolina Association for Justice, and its president 1971–1972. They honored him with a lifetime achievement award shortly before he took senior status.
Anderson was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. Sponsored by U.S. Senator Fritz Hollings, nominated by President Jimmy Carter on April 18, 1980, he was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 21, 1980. Taking a seat vacated by James Robert Martin, Anderson received his commission on May 23, 1980. He assumed senior status on January 29, 2009, his 80th birthday, expecting to reduce his caseload to 25%. He retired from active service on March 1, 2016.
- Mills, Trey (December 10, 2008). "Judge G. Ross Anderson Takes a Bow and Exits the Stage". South Carolina Injury Law Journal. Retrieved 2013-09-08. (cites David Dykes of The Greenville News)
- "Judicial Milestones". The Third Branch. Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. March 2009. Retrieved 2013-09-08.
Senior Status: U.S. District Judge G. Ross Anderson, Jr., U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, January 29.
- George Ross Anderson, Jr. at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- George Ross Anderson at Ballotpedia
James Robert Martin, Jr.
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
| Succeeded by|
J. Michelle Childs