Alex Sanders (politician)
|Chief Judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals|
|President of the College of Charleston|
|President of the Charleston School of Law|
|Assumed office |
Alexander Mullings Sanders, Jr.
September 29, 1939
Columbia, South Carolina
|Spouse||Zoe Dutrow Sanders|
|Alma mater||University of South Carolina, University of Virginia|
|Occupation||judge, lawyer, politician, academic administrator|
Alexander Mullings Sanders, Jr. (born September 29, 1939) is an American politician from the state of South Carolina. He is the former chief judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals (1983–1992) and was the 19th President of the College of Charleston (1992–2001). In 2002, he was the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant after the retirement of Strom Thurmond. He was defeated by the Republican candidate, U.S. Representative Lindsey Graham.
Sanders was born in and grew up in Columbia, South Carolina and attended AC Moore Elementary School, Hand Middle School, and Dreher High School. He received degrees from the University of South Carolina and the University of Virginia. He later taught in the Political Science Department at Harvard University.
Judge Sanders currently teaches courses in the Political Science Department at the College of Charleston.
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