South Carolina Supreme Court Justices

Cameron Bruce Littlejohn
           
Date Born: July 22, 1913

 Date Died: April 21, 2007

       
       
       
       
       
Place Born: Pacolet, SC

Place Buried: Pacolet First Baptist Church Cemetery, Pacolet, SC

           
   

Chief Justice 1984 - 1985
Associate Justice 1967 - 1984
   

Cameron Bruce Littlejohn was born on July 22, 1913 in Pacolet, SC, the son of Cameron Littlejohn and Lady Sarah (Warmoth) Littlejohn. He studied at Wofford College for two years, then graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1936.

As no written bar examination existed in 1936, Cameron Bruce Littlejohn and members of his class were sworn in by Chief Justice John Gates Stabler upon graduation and signed the role of licensed attorneys permitted to practice law.

In 1936, Cameron Bruce Littlejohn was elected one of eight men to represent Spartanburg County in the SC House of Representatives of the:
- 82nd General Assembly that met from 1937 to 1938
- 83rd General Assembly that met from 1939 to 1940
- 84th General Assembly that met from 1941 to 1942
- 85th General Assembly that met from 1943 to 1944

In February of 1942, Cameron Bruce Littlejohn married Inell Smith, and they had one known daughter and one known son.

Cameron Bruce Littlejohn resigned from the House of Representatives on October 25, 1943 to join the U.S. Military, where he served primarily in the quartermaster corps. After the Japanese surrendered, he was sent to the Philippines to help prosecute Japanese war criminals for the International War Crimes Commission.

In 1946, Cameron Bruce Littlejohn was again elected as one of eight men to represent Spartanburg County in the SC House of Representatives of the:
- 87th General Assembly that met from 1947 to 1948
- 88th General Assembly that met from 1949 to 1950 - elected Speaker of the House

On February 9, 1949, Cameron Bruce Littlejohn was elected as a Judge of the 7th Judicial Circuit and he resigned from the House of Representatives on May 12, 1949. He also had to resign as Speaker of the House.

On January 25, 1967, Cameron Bruce Littlejohn was elected as an Associate Justice of the SC Supreme Court, replacing Joseph Rodney Moss, who had been elected Chief Justice of the SC Supreme Court.

On February 8, 1984, Cameron Bruce Littlejohn was elected Chief Justice of the SC Supreme Court, replacing Chief Justice James Woodrow Lewis, who would retire on March 4, 1984. He was re-elected on May 9th to his own full term, but a year later he reached the mandatory age of retirement of 72 years old, and he then retired himself on July 22, 1985.

Cameron Bruce Littlejohn died on April 21, 2007, and he was buried the Pacolet First Baptist Church in Pacolet, SC.


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