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John Harlan I

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This page is about the former Supreme Court justice who served from 1877-1911. If you are looking for information on his grandson, the former Supreme Court justice and Second Circuit judge who served the Supreme Court from 1955-1971, please see John Harlan II.


John Harlan I
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Current Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Former Justice
Service:
Appointed by:   Rutherford B. Hayes
Active:   11/29/1877-10/14/1911
Preceded by:   David Davis
Succeeded by:   Mahlon Pitney
Personal History
Born:   June 1, 1833
Home state:   Kentucky
Deceased:   October 14, 1911
Undergraduate:   Centre College, 1850
Law School:   Read law, 1853

John Marshall Harlan I (1833-1911) was an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated by President Rutherford B. Hayes on October 16, 1877. He served until his death on October 14, 1911. Prior to joining the court, Harlan was an attorney in private practice in Louisville, Kentucky.[1]

Harlan was one of three justices nominated to the Supreme Court by President Hayes, though only two were confirmed. He served during The Waite Court, The Fuller Court and The White Court.[2]

Family

Harlan's grandson, John Harlan II, also served on the Supreme Court. He was nominated by President Eisenhower and served from 1955 to 1971.[3]

Early life and education

Harlan received his undergraduate degree from Centre College in 1850 and his legal education by reading law.[1]

Military service

Harlan was a United States Army Colonel in the 10th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War.[1]

Professional career

  • 1877: Member, Commission to settle the dispute over Louisiana legislative elections
  • 1867-1877: Attorney in private practice, Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1863-1867: Kentucky Attorney General
  • 1861-1863: U.S. Army Colonel, 10th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry
  • 1861: Attorney in private practice, Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1858: Judge, County Court of Franklin County, Kentucky
  • 1854-1858: City attorney, Frankfort, Kentucky
  • 1853-1861: Attorney in private practice, Frankfort, Kentucky[1]

Federal judicial career

Supreme Court

Harlan was nominated by President Rutherford B. Hayes on October 16, 1877. He was confirmed by the Senate on November 29, 1877, and received commission that same day. He served until his death on October 14, 1911.[1] He was succeed by Justice Mahlon Pitney.

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Preceded by:
David Davis
Supreme Court
1877–1911
Succeeded by:
Mahlon Pitney