Anderson City Council appoints Carolyn E. Galloway, First female, and the first African American municipal judge in the City’s history.

April 25, 2022

For Immediate Release:

The Anderson City Council has appointed Carolyn E. Galloway, Esquire, to the position of Associate Judge. Ms. Galloway will be sworn in at the City Council meeting at 6PM on April 25, 2022, in council chambers at City Hall.

Ms. Galloway grew up in Pendleton, South Carolina and graduated from Pendleton High School. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Benedict College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, in May, 1979 and she graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in Columbia, South Carolina, with a Juris Doctor Degree, in May, 1982. She has practiced law in Anderson, South Carolina, since 1983.

She will become the first female, and the first African American municipal judge in the City’s history. Noting her pride in this landmark appointment, Ms. Galloway said: “Forge your own path in life and see it through to the end. Trailblazing is not easy, but it creates opportunities for future travelers to see the world from a fresh, new perspective.”

She has a solid reputation in the legal community as a passionate advocate with a strong work ethic and a zealous commitment to serving the Anderson community as current or past member of the South Carolina Bar Association, American Bar Association, National Bar Association, South Carolina Black Lawyers Association, South Carolina Women Lawyers Association and Anderson County Bar Association,

Ms. Galloway is an active and proud member of the Anderson Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is a member of New Holly Light Missionary Baptist Church where she serves on the Trustees Board. She has served on the Anderson Urban League, the Anderson Community Housing Resource Board, Foothills Rape Crisis Center, Anderson County Diabetes Association, Anderson-Oconee Headstart Program, Habitat for Humanity, Anderson County Arts Council, Anderson County Board of Adjustments and Appeals, Co-Chair, Tri-County Technical College Minority Access and Equity Advisory Committee, Former Instructor – “Street Law Program” Anderson County Department of Juvenile Justice and she is a graduate of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Anderson, to name a few. She was chosen as the Old Ninety-Six Girl Scouts Council Woman of the Year.

Ms. Galloway is married to Johnny W. Williams. She has two (2) sons, one (1) daughter, seven (7) grandchildren, one (1) great-grandson and numerous extended family members scattered across the United States. She and her husband love to travel. She promises to continue her dedicated work ethic in this position and she looks forward to working with the other Anderson City Judges.

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