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John McKinley

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John McKinley
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Current Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Former Justice
Service:
Appointed by:   Martin Van Buren
Active:   4/22/1837-7/19/1852
Succeeded by:   John Archibald Campbell
Past post:   Attorney in private practice
Past term:   1819-1836
Personal History
Born:   May 1, 1780
Hometown:   Virginia
Deceased:   July 19, 1852
Law School:   Read law

John McKinley (1780-1852) was an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. He received a recess appointment from President Martin Van Buren on April 22, 1837. He served until his death on July 19, 1852. Prior to joining the court, McKinley was elected to the U.S. Senate. However, he was nominated to the bench before he could take his seat.[1]

McKinley was one of two justices nominated to the Supreme Court by President Van Buren. He served during The Taney Court.[2]

Education

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

Professional career

  • 1836: Elected United States Senator from Alabama
Appointed to the court before he could take his seat
  • 1836: Alabama State Representative
  • 1819-1836: Attorney in private practice, Huntsville, Alabama
  • 1833-1835: United States Representative from Alabama
  • 1831: Alabama State Representative
  • 1826-1831: United States from Alabama
  • 1820-1822: Alabama State Representative
  • 1800-1819: Attorney in private practice, Louisville, Kentucky[1]

Federal judicial career

Supreme Court

McKinley received a recess appointment from President Martin Van Buren on April 22, 1837. On September 18, 1837, McKinley was officially nominated. He was confirmed by the Senate on September 25, 1837, and received commission that same day. He served until his death on July 19, 1852.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA - new seat
Supreme Court
1837–1852
Succeeded by:
John Archibald Campbell