President Barack Obama has nominated U.S. District Court Judge Henry F. Floyd for a position on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The White House announced the nomination Wednesday.
Floyd has been a federal judge for seven years and is the only federal judge who currently sits in Spartanburg. He previously served in the South Carolina House of Representatives and practiced law privately and with Pickens County until he was elected as a Circuit Court judge in 1992.
Floyd was born in Brevard, N.C., and grew up in Pickens, S.C. He is a graduate of Wofford College and the University of South Carolina School of Law.
The 15-member 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., covers North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.