Klyde Robinson, a retired S.C. circuit court judge and U.S. attorney, died Monday. He was 92.
Born March 13, 1922, in Charleston, Robinson was the son of Mitchel Robinson and Eva Dora Karesh Robinson. He graduated from the Citadel after leaving in his junior year to serve in the Army in World War II. He earned his law degree from Harvard University in 1949.
Robinson opened a private law office in Charleston and after serving as attorney for Charleston County Council, he was appointed assistant U.S. District Attorney for the Charleston office in 1961. His career in law expanded to include a position as a S.C. circuit judge prior to his retirement in 1982.
He was approved to practice law before the U.S. Supreme Court, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Military Justice, the S.C. Supreme Court and more.
Robinson served his community as the founder and moderator of the Citadel's Development Foundation Humanities Seminar and as the president of the Jewish Community Center and the S.C. Jewish Historical Society.
He is survived by his wife, Claire Zuckernik Robinson, two daughters, four grandchildren and a brother. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Brith Shalom Beth Israel Cemetery in Charleston.
J. Henry Stuhr's Downtown Chapel is handling the arrangements.