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South Carolina
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Judge George M. McFaddin, Jr.

George M. McFaddin, Jr., born November 4, 1954, was elected to the Circuit Court in 2017 after serving on the Family Court bench from 2002 to 2017. He served as Sumter County chief magistrate from 1998 to 2002 after practicing law from 1986 to 1998. He was a law clerk to the Honorable Rodney A. Peeples from 1985 to 1986. He was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1985 and the United States District Court in 1993. Judge McFaddin earned these degrees at the University of South Carolina: B.A 1978; M.P.A. 1979; and, J.D. 1985.

Jobs before, during education years, and after include: tobacco farm laborer, country store work, apprentice embalmer/funeral director, firefighter/emergency medical technician, general sessions and family court public defender, county prosecutor for Sumter County Sheriff's Department and South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Past and present memberships include American Red Cross, Disabilities and Special Needs Board, Children's Law Committee, Docket Management Task Force Committee, Commission on Judicial Conduct, member and elder of Salem Black River Presbyterian Church, and associate member of Presbyterian Church at Manning.

Judge McFaddin is a lifelong resident of Salem Black River in eastern Sumter County. His interests include lots of reading, bicycling, Scottish heritage, church-related events, and presiding annually at “Adoption Day.”

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The Honorable George M. McFaddin, Jr.
215 N. Harvin Street
Sumter, SC 29150
OFFICE: (803) 436-2373
FAX: (803) 774-6159

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