Meet Max Hyde

Max Hyde is a Spartanburg native who cares deeply and thoughtfully about improving his community and his state. On March 1, 2018, Hyde announced his candidacy for South Carolina House of Representatives District 32.

Hyde’s focus in serving as Spartanburg City Councilman has focused on economic development, attracting employers that can grow and diversify the city’s professional workforce. He also seeks to continue the improvements downtown as well as better unifying Spartanburg’s various neighborhoods.

During 2018, Hyde will begin serving as president of the (Downtown) Rotary Club of Spartanburg, which meets at the Piedmont Club. He will be one of the youngest presidents in the history of the 101-year-old club – the second Rotary Club organized in South Carolina. Hyde and his wife, Eliza, have four children (ages 11, 9, 7, and 3).

Max Hyde being sworn in

Max Hyde was sworn in as Spartanburg City Councilman for District 4 in January 2018.

Hyde, founder of Hyde Law Firm, has a track record of civic service, including an appointment by Governor Nikki Haley to serve on the Spartanburg County Commission for Higher Education. He also has chaired the Spartanburg Community College Foundation Board of Directors and City of Spartanburg Board of Zoning Appeals.

Max Hyde being sworn in

Max Hyde takes part in a Spartanburg City Council meeting.

Facts About Max

Spartanburg City Councilman (District 4)

AV Preeminent rating (Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards) by Martindale-Hubbell since 2009

Admitted: United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; United States District Court, District of South Carolina; South Carolina Bar

Law School: University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2000

College: Davidson College, A.B., History, with honors, 1995; Spent junior year (1993-94) studying at Mansfield College, Oxford University, United Kingdom

Memberships: Judicial Conference of the Fourth Circuit, Permanent Member; South Carolina Bar; Spartanburg County Bar Association

Service record: Spartanburg Regional Foundation Heart Division Board of Directors; Piedmont Interstate Fair Association Board of Directors; Hub City Writers Project, Inc. Board of Directors; Spartanburg County Historical Association Board of Directors; United Way of the Piedmont Board of Directors; Chairman, Spartanburg Community College Foundation Board of Directors; Chairman, City of Spartanburg Board of Zoning Appeals; Secretary, American Red Cross Board of Directors, Piedmont Chapter; Advisory Board, Salvation Army; Leadership Spartanburg.

Member: First Presbyterian Church of Spartanburg (Deacon); Rotary Club of Spartanburg, Board of Directors; Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Board of Directors; Thomas E. Hannah Family YMCA, Board of Directors

Awards: Spartanburg County Bar Association Young Lawyer of the Year 2009; United Way of the Piedmont Young Leader of the Year 2006

Family: Married to Eliza Howell Hyde. Four children: Lilly Ruth Hyde, Thomas Hyde, Rose Hyde, and Annabelle

Hobbies: Spending time with family, golfing, hiking, playing the banjo, reading about history, and going to F3