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James Moore Wayne

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This page is about a former justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. For other judges with a similar name, please see James Moore.
James Moore Wayne
Current Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Former justice
Position:   Seat #6t*
Appointed by:   Andrew Jackson
Active:   1/9/1835-7/5/1867
Preceded by:   William Johnson, Jr.
Succeeded by:   Closed seat
Personal History
Born:   1790
Hometown:   Savannah, GA
Deceased:   July 5, 1867
Undergraduate:   College of New Jersey, 1808
Law School:   Read law, 1810
Military service:   U.S. Army, 1812-1815

James Moore Wayne (1790-1867) was an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. He joined the court in 1835 following a nomination from President Andrew Jackson. Prior to joining the court, Wayne was the United States Representative from Georgia. He served the Supreme Court until his death on July 5, 1867.[1]

Wayne was one of four justices nominated to the Supreme Court by President Jackson. He served during The Marshall Court, The Taney Court and The Chase Court.[2]


Wayne attended the College of New Jersey and received his legal education by reading law.[1]

Military service

  • U.S. Army Captain, 1812-1815[1]

Professional career

  • 1829-1835: United States Representative from Georgia
  • 1824-1829: Judge, Superior Court of Georgia
  • 1819-1824: Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Savannah, Georgia
  • 1819-1824: Attorney in private practice
  • 1816-1819: Mayor, City of Savannah
  • 1815-1816: Member, Georgia House of Representatives
  • 1810-1812: Attorney in private practice, Savannah, Georgia[1]

Judicial career

Supreme Court of the United States

Wayne was nominated by President Andrew Jackson on January 6, 1835, to fill the seat vacated by Justice William Johnson, Jr. He was confirmed by the Senate on January 9, 1835, and received commission that same day. He served until his death on July 5, 1867.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
William Johnson, Jr.
Supreme Court
Seat #6t
Succeeded by:
none - seat abolished
This judge was assigned the seat number 6t or 6 temporary not because it was designed to be a temporary post but because the seat was allowed to expire by the congress in 1867.