Judge Timothy H. Pogue was born in DuBois, PA in 1951. His parents are the late Charles E. Pogue who was an Architect with Federated Department Stores and Betty H. Pogue who was a public school kindergarten teacher for over thirty years.
He attended public school in Kentucky where he lived most of his childhood years. Upon graduation from Highlands High School in 1969 he attended the University of Kentucky and received his BA in History in 1973. Thereafter, he attended and graduated from the University of Kentucky School of Law with a Juris Doctor in May of 1976. Shortly after graduation, he moved to Marion, SC where he started as an Associate Attorney in the Law Firm of Derrick and Derrick. In December of 1978 he became a partner in the Law Office of Derrick and Pogue, P.A. and continued to work in that firm until September 1985. At that time he opened his sole practice of law under the name of Law Office of Timothy H. Pogue. He practiced in Marion County as a sole practitioner until his election to the Bench in February, 2008.
Judge Pogue served as a part-time public defender specializing in juvenile matters from 1978 until 1996. He also was the attorney for Marion County DSS from 1993 until his election and handled all of the abuse and neglect, adult protective services, and termination of parental rights cases. He also served as the Marion County Attorney from 1995 until his election to the Bench.
Judge Pogue formerly served on the Marion School District #1 Board of Trustees for over twelve years and also served as the Chairman for two years. He received the Marion Chamber of Commerce Public Service Award in 2003 and the SC Bar Pro Bono Services Award in 2002.
Judge Pogue is married to the former Deborah Altman Pogue and they have two adult children, Bradley and Allison. Judge Pogue is a member of the Marion Presbyterian Church where he has served as a Deacon, Elder, Sunday School Teacher and Choir Member.