Solomon Blatt, Jr., American federal judge, Died at 94


Solomon “Sol” Blatt, Jr. was born on August 20, 1921, and died on April 20, 2016.

He was a United States District Judge.

He worked for the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina and trustee of the University of South Carolina.

Him a trustee, Solomon served on the athletic committee and was instrumental in recruiting Frank McGuire as head coach of the men’s basketball team.

During 1971, through the recommendation of Senator Strom Thurmond, President Nixon nominated Blatt for the vacant judgeship of the District Court for South Carolina, a seat vacated by Donald Stuart Russell.

Solomon Blatt, Jr was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 26, 1971, and received his commission on May 28, 1971.

Solomon served as chief judge from 1986-1990.

Blatt assumed senior status on May 7, 1990.

Blatt docket consisted primarily of criminal cases.

His wife Carolyn Gayden in 1942 and they had three children.

Solomon Blatt, Jr passed away at 94 yrs old.