South Carolina Supreme Court Justices

Daniel Edward Hydrick
           
Date Born: August 6, 1860

 Date Died: January 15, 1921

       
       
       
       
       
Place Born: Orangeburg, SC

Place Buried: Oakwood Cemetery in Spartanburg, SC

           
   

Associate Justice 1909 - 1921
   

Daniel Edward Hydrick was born on August 6, 1860 in Orangeburg, SC, the son of Jacob Haysmith Hydrick and Margaret Jemima (Hildebrand) Hydrick. He attended local schools in Orangeburg, but his father also sent him to the Columbia Male Academy for a few months. At the age of 16, he attended Wofford College before transferring to Vanderbilt University in 1880, where he later graduated in 1882 with honors.

On October 24, 1882, Daniel Edward Hydrick married Rosa Lee, daughter of John A. Lee of Spartanburg, SC; they had two sons and two daughters.

In the Fall of 1882, Daniel Edward Hydrick was elected principal of the Darlington Male Academy, and he held this position until 1885.

After being accepted to the SC bar in the Spring of 1886, he began his law practice in Spartanburg, SC, and soon thereafter established a partnership with J.W. Carlisle in the Fall of 1887. This partnership was dissolved in 1894. Later, he formed another partnership with Stanyarne Wilson and their firm was known as Hydrick & Wilson. This firm was dissolved in 1900 when both partners entered public service.

From 1895 to 1900, Daniel Edward Hydrick also served as County Attorney for Spartanburg County.

In 1897, Daniel Edward Hydrick was first elected as one of six men to represent Spartanburg County in the SC House of Representatives of the:
- 62nd General Assembly that met from 1897 to 1898 - replaced Charles A. Berry, who had resigned
- 63rd General Assembly that met from 1899 to 1900

In 1900, Daniel Edward Hydrick was first elected to represent Spartanburg County in the SC Senate of the:
- 64th General Assembly that met from 1901 to 1902
- 65th General Assembly that met from 1903 to 1904
- 66th General Assembly that met from 1905 to 1906

On December 15, 1905, Daniel Edward Hydrick was elected a Circuit Court Judge for the 7th Judicial District, and he resigned his seat in the SC Senate. He remained in this position until he was elected to the SC Supreme Court.

On February 11, 1909, Daniel Edward Hydrick was elected by the SC legislature as an Associate Justice on the SC Supreme Court, replacing Ira Boyd Jones, who was elected as Chief Justice. His commission was dated April 15, 1909. He was re-elected in 1918, and he remained as an Associate Justice on the SC Supreme Court until his death.

On January 15, 1921, Daniel Edward Hydrick died at the Raleigh Hotel in Washington, DC while traveling home after visiting his son for Christmas, and he was later buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Spartanburg, SC.



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