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Furman alumna Verdin ’92 elected to SC Supreme Court

Letitia Verdin waves from the balcony after being elected to the SC Supreme Court on June 5, 2024. Photo: Tracy Glantz/The State. Used with permission.

Last updated June 11, 2024

By Tina Underwood

Letitia H. Verdin, a 1992 Furman University biology alumna, was unanimously elected by the South Carolina legislature to the state’s highest court on June 5. She will take Justice John Kittredge’s seat on the SC Supreme Court bench when he assumes the role of chief justice following the retirement of now Chief Justice Don Beatty on July 31, 2024. Verdin, a Court of Appeals judge, received her J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law. She is the third woman in South Carolina history to hold a Supreme Court seat. Several news outlets covered the story including South Carolina Daily Gazette, The Post and Courier, South Carolina Public Radio, WACH FOX 57, and The State.

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