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Noah Haynes Swayne

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Noah Haynes Swayne
Current Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Former Justice
Position:   Seat #6
Appointed by:   Abraham Lincoln
Active:   1/24/1862-1/24/1881
Preceded by:   John McLean
Succeeded by:   Stanley Matthews
Personal History
Born:   December 7, 1804
Hometown:   Frederick County, VA
Deceased:   June 8, 1884
Law School:   Read law, 1823

Noah Haynes Swayne (1804-1884) was an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. He joined the court in 1862 after a nomination from President Abraham Lincoln. Swayne retired on January 24, 1881. Prior to joining the court, Swayne was a private practice attorney in Columbus, Ohio. [1]

Swayne was one of five justices nominated to the Supreme Court by President Lincoln. He served during The Taney Court, The Chase Court and The Waite Court.[2]


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

Professional career

  • 1839-1862: Attorney in private practice, Columbus, Ohio
  • 1830-1839: United States Attorney for the District of Ohio
  • 1829: Member, Ohio State Legislature
  • 1826: Prosecuting attorney, Coshocton County
  • 1824-1830: Attorney in private practice, Ohio[1]

Judicial career

Supreme Court of the United States

Swayne was nominated by President Abraham Lincoln on January 21, 1862, to fill a seat vacated by Justice John McLean. He was confirmed by the Senate on January 24, 1862, and received commission that same day. Swayne retired on January 24, 1881.[1] He was succeeded to this post by Justice Stanley Matthews.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
John McLean
Supreme Court
Seat #6
Succeeded by:
Stanley Matthews