William Walter Wilkins was born in 1942 in Anderson, South Carolina. He served as a judge for the U.S. District Court, representing the District of South Carolina. He was nominated by Ronald Reagan on July 9, 1981, to a seat vacated by Robert W. Hemphill; Confirmed by the Senate on July 20, 1981, and received commission on July 22, 1981. He served as U.S. District Court Judge until he was appointed to U.S. Federal Court of Appeals.
He earned his Bachelor’s from Davidson College in 1964, followed by a law degree at the University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D. in 1967.
Painted by Van Moore.
Located in the Historical Courtroom, 135.