Alex Sanders was born, raised and educated in South Carolina. After serving in the U.S. Army, he earned his undergraduate and law degrees at the University of South Carolina. He later earned a Master's Degree in Judicial Process from the University of Virginia. He practiced law, served in the Legislature, and taught law at the University of South Carolina and the Harvard Law School. He was Chief Judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals and President of the College of Charleston.
In 2002, Sanders was the Democratic nominee for the United States Senate. His candidacy was not successful but closely watched and highly regarded.
Alex is married to Zoe Dutrow Sanders. They are the parents of one child, Zoe Sanders Nettles, who practices law in Columbia.
J.D., University of South Carolina
LL.M., University of Virginia
B.S., University of South Carolina