Julius Waties Waring was born on July 27, 1880 to Edward Perry Waring and Anna Thomasine Waties. He graduated from the College of Charleston with honors, second in his class in 1900. He read law in the offices of J.P. Kennedy Bryan in Charleston and passed the South Carolina Bar Examination in 1902.
Judge Waring began practicing law in 1902 in the offices of J.P. Kennedy Bryan in Charleston. He then practiced on his own until 1914 when he became partner with Von Kolnitz and Waring. He was Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of South Carolina, practiced in the firm of Waring and Brockinton, was City Attorney for Charleston, and later became the United States District Judge for the Eastern District of South Carolina until 1952.
The highlight of Judge Waring’s public service career was writing a dissenting opinion as part of a three Federal Judge panel reviewing Briggs vs. Elliott, et al. (Clarendon County Board of Education) in which Thurgood Marshall, later a U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice, represented the NAACP and Robert McFigg, later the Dean of the University of South Carolina School of Law, represented the School Board; the case was heard with four others by the U.S. Supreme Court, and is known by the name of the first case, Brown vs. Board of Education in which the Supreme Court adopted Judge Waring’s words “Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.”
He was a member of St. George’s Society, St. Cecilia Society, Charleston Club, The South Carolina Society, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, National Urban League, and Captain of Charleston Light Dragoons.
Judge Waring was married to Elizabeth Avery Waring, who also died in 1968. He had one child from his first marriage, Anne Waring Warren, who died without children. His collateral survivors include: Mary Randolph Waring Berretta (great–niece), Mrs. Ann Hyde (step–daughter), Katherine B. Salmons (great great–niece), Richard Waring Salmons (great great–nephew), Bradish J. Waring, Esq. (cousin), Charles W. Waring, Jr. (great–nephew), and Thomas Waring, Esq. (great–nephew).