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John Catron

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John Catron
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Current Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Former Justice
Service:
Appointed by:   Andrew Jackson
Active:   3/8/1837-5/30/1865
Past post:   Attorney in private practice
Past term:   1834-1837
Personal History
Born:   1786
Home state:   Pennsylvania
Deceased:   May 30, 1865
Law School:   Read law, 1815

John Catron (1786-1865) was an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated by President Andrew Jackson on March 3, 1837, and served until his death on May 30, 1865. Prior to joining the court, Catron was an attorney in private practice in Nashville, Tennessee.[1]

Catron was one of seven justices nominated to the Supreme Court by President Jackson, though only six were confirmed. He served during The Taney Court and The Chase Court.[2]

Education

Catron received his legal education by reading law.[1]

Professional career

  • 1834-1837: Attorney in private practice, Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1831-1834: Chief Justice, Tennessee Court of Errors and Appeals
  • 1824-1831: Judge, Tennessee Court of Errors and Appeals
  • 1818-1824: Attorney in private practice, Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1815-1818: Prosecuting attorney, Cumberland Mountains, Tennessee
  • 1815-1818: Attorney in private practice, Cumberland Mountains, Tennessee
  • 1812: Soldier under Andrew Jackson[1]

Federal judicial career

Catron was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Andrew Jackson on March 3, 1837. He was confirmed by the Senate on March 8, 1837, and received commission that same day. He served until his death on May 30, 1865.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
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Supreme Court
1837–1865
Succeeded by:
none - seat abolished