Walt J. McLeod – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected State Representative District 40, South Carolina

South Carolina Democratic Party
308 Pomaria StLittle Mountain, SC 29075
(803) 345-1538
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Gender: Male

Family: Wife: Julie

1 Child: Walton.

Birth Date: 06/30/1937

Birthplace: Walterboro, SC

Home City: Little Mountain, SC

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

General Counsel, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, 1968-1994

Deputy Attorney General, South Carolina Office of Attorney General, 1987-1988

Assistant United States Attorney, United States Department of Justice, District of South Carolina, 1967-1968

Attorney, Pope & Schumpert, 1965-1967

Law Clerk, Chief Judge Clement Haynsworth, United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1964-1965

Served to Captain, JAGC, USNR, 1959-1992

Active Duty, United States Navy, 1959-1961, 1963, 1990

Lieutenant (j.g.), United States Navy, 1959-1961

United States Naval Reserve, Captain.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Southeast Institute for Women in Politics, 2007-present

Member, Newberry Shrine Club and Hejaz Temple, 1999-present

South Carolina Bar's Hospital and Health Law Committee, 1980-present

Newberry County Law Enforcement Association, 1973-present

Little Mountain Ruritan Club, 1972-present

Masons, Newberry, South Carolina, Lodge 56, 1966-present

President, Yale Club of Central South Carolina, 1986-2000

President, South Carolinian History Society, 1990-1993

National President, Judge Advocates Association, 1991-1992

Trustee South Carolina State Museum, 1981-1985

State President, South Carolina Reserve Officers Association, 1981-1982

State President, South Carolina Magistrates Association/Summary Court Judges Association, 1976-1977

President, Jaycees of Newberry, South Carolina, 1967

American Bar Association

American Legion

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Newberry County Chamber of Commerce Development Board

South Carolina Bar Association

South Carolina Bar Foundation.

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Representative, South Carolina State House of Representatives, 1996-present

Mayor, Town of Little Mountain, 1983-1989, 1993-1996

Democratic National Convention Committee, 1988

State Committeeman, Newberry County Democratic Party, 1986-1990

Member, State Democratic Executive Committee, 1986-1990

Delegate, Democratic National Committee, 1984

Magistrate Judge, Newberry County Magistrates Court, 1973-1981.

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)

Protestant (Lutheran)

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

Attended, University of Nevada National Judicial College, 1993

Attended, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1972

LLB, University of South Carolina Law School, 1964

BA, Yale University, 1959

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