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Clement Furman. Haynsworth Jr. John and Patrick Clement Furman Haynsworth Jr. was born on October 30th, 1912 here in Greenville. He attended Greenville.

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2 Clement Furman. Haynsworth Jr. John and Patrick

3 Clement Furman Haynsworth Jr. was born on October 30th, 1912 here in Greenville. He attended Greenville High school, and later went to a prepatory school, the Darlington School, in Rome, Georgia. In 1933 he graduated summa cum laude with an A.B. degree from Furman University, which was founded by his great-great-grandfather. After leaving Furman he enrolled at Harvard University’s school of Law, receiving his LL.B. degree in 1936. He was ranked 51st in a class of 399 students. Clement then returned to Greenville to begin practicing at his family’s law firm until WWII, and then served as a lieutenant with Naval intelligence in Charleston, South Carolina, and San Diego, California. November 25th, 1946, he married Dorothy Merry Barkley. Ms. Barkley was a divorcee’ with two sons. Clement Haynsworth Jr., and Dorothy Barkley never had any children of their own. After his time served during the war, his practice at law remained his central focus. Biographical Sketch

4 Biographical Sketch (Cont.) Haynsworth began his apprenticeship as a judge on the Fourth Circuit under a master, Chief Judge John J. Parker of North Carolina. Haynsworth was primarily a judge in cases that revolved around labor, and civil rights matters. Haynsworth gained the reputation of being a legal craftsman and a hardworking jurist on an efficient court. Haynsworth was appointed to the chief judge position in 1964. Because of this promotion, Senator Ernest Hollings, a Democrat of South Carolina, saw to it that Haynsworth was a good nominee for the vacancy of the Supreme Court. Later, Haynsworth's profile was recommended to president Nixon, whom tried to get him elected to the Supreme Court, which was denied. Haynsworth was never elected to Supreme Court, because they believed he was not fit for the job, and found information that stated Haynsworth was trying to hold onto segregation and labor which showed a lack of ethical standards, and quickly got him ejected. Along with illegal investments for future stock options. Haynsworth returned to Greenville, and lived the rest of his life out as the chief judge of Greenville County. Haynsworth died on November 22nd 1989 from a heart attack. His death was almost 20 years to the day of his rejection by the senate. He is now buried at Springwood Cemetery in Greenville.

5 His Great Accomplishments Professional Associates: He was a member of the American Law Institute, American Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association, American Judicature Society, President of the Community Chest of Greater Greenville, chairman of the Crusade for Freedom, Piedmont section of South Carolina, and Vestryman of Christ Church. Public Service: He was a alternate industry member of the Regional Wage Stabilization Board.

6 Haynsworth Jr. Federal Building In return of Clement Haynsworth’s life-time effort of making Greenville, South Carolina, and the U.S a better country, the city named their new Federal Building after him for recognition. On May 4th, 1983, Greenville’s new building the Clement F. Haynsworth Jr. Federal Building opened. However, during the speech Haynsworth presented the crowd, he apologized for the reason of why he was rejected from the U.S Supreme Court. “The last victim of a mindless bullet in the air since Appomattox.” This was stated by his life long friend, and author, John P. Frank, saying that Haynsworth was not a man of unjust morals, he was simply supporting segregation after the battle for integration had practically been won. Though he was never elected to the Supreme Court, his life long achievements which will be thankful for years to come earned him a permanent spot that is set in stone in Greenville.

7 Simulated Interview Mr. Haynsworth’s response to how he felt about Greenville: “I was born here, my roots are here. Greenville is an ideal place to live and Greenvillians are fine people. I didn’t want to go to the District of Columbia. I much preferred to stay here, and so did my wife.” Haynsworth’s thoughts after being denied from Supreme Court, initialized by his views of integration.: “ I wasn’t very happy with it, of course. What happened was we had a terrible practical problem. You couldn’t jump from complete segregation to complete integration in a moment. The critics felt I didn’t press forward as rapidly as they might have hoped.” Clement F. Haynsworth Jr.'s feelings about Greenville public schools: “Somebody must be doing something right. That’s what a Greenville housing official said about the unusually large number of outstanding alumni of Greenville public schools. For a ‘who’s who’ look at the alumni of national and international renown.”

8 1. How do you know Clement F. Haynsworth Jr.? 2. What kind of man was he and what was his personality like? 3. What do you remember most about him? 4. What did he enjoy doing in his spare time? 5. What do you think his greatest accomplishment was as a person, not a judiciary figure? 6. If you could describe him in 1 word, what would it be? “He is my mother’s first cousin.” “Very reserved, very quiet, very gentlemanly, and very kind. When he talked you listened.” “We went to his house a lot, and he always gave me a kiss on the cheek. My mother absolutely adored him. She thinks he is a wonderful, wonderful person.” “He spent a lot of time at Cleveland Park for Bird watching, and he loved his garden.” “The way he raised his stepchildren.” “Highly respected.”

9 Annotated Bibliography Clary, Susan. “Building named in honor of Haynsworth.” The State. May 4, 1983: 1C, 15C. (This source provided a picture and information about the building named after Haynsworth.) “Clement Furman Haynsworth..” The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Volume 2: 1986-1990. Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1999. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich: The Gale Group. 2003. Http:// (This source provided in depth biographical information.) “Clement Haynsworth Dies.” 22 Nov. 1989: 1A, 3A (This source describes haynsworth’s life and accomplishments as well as describes his funeral session.) “Dedication Scheduled For Greenville Building.” News and Courier. May 3, 1983: 2B (Provides picture and information on the building’s presentation.)

10 Continued Bibliography Dunlap, Bill. “Judge Haynsworth Honored by Dedication of Federal Building.” Greenville Magazine. February 1982: pg8. (Provides many useful quotes about Haynsworth and his dedication to his work.) Fessenden, Ford. “Haynsworth rises above ignominy.” Greenville News. 29 May 1977: 1A, 2A. (Describes his denial from being nominated to the Supreme Court Circuit.) “Haynsworth defends conduct as confirmation debated.” Congressional Quarterly Inc. 19 Sept. 1969: pg 17-18. (Provided an interview with Haynsworth regarding his thoughts on many issues.) “Haynsworth funeral today.” Greenville News. 24 Nov. 1989. (Gives a biographical summary and tells his life achievements.)

11 Bibliography Continued “Haynsworth Is Family 5th Generation of Lawyers.” The State. 2 Feb. 1957. (Describes his different positions held as well as his accomplishments.) “Haynsworth Sworn In As US Appeals Judge.” The State. 6 April 1957. (Provides picture and information about Haynsworth’s induction ceremony.) Interview by phone with Bett White regarding Clement F. Haynsworth Jr. 9 November 2003. (Provides first-hand information on Haynsworth’s personal life.) “Judge’s, Nixon’s remarks recorded.” News Washington Bureau: 1A (Provides a speech by Haynsworth that answers Supreme Court questions.) Wilbur, George W. “Haynsworth To Retire As District Judge.” The State. 27 Jan. 1981: 1A (summarizes his career and discusses the judge’s retirement.)

12 Who Did What? Patrick: Slides 1-6 Simulated Interview John: Slides 7-11 Interview with Bett White Both of us went to the Greenville Public Library and retrieved archived newspaper clippings concerning all aspects of Clement F. Haynsworth Jr.

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