History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
McCay, Henry Kent
Born January 8, 1820, in Northumberland County, PA
Died July 30, 1886, in Atlanta, GA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
Nominated by Chester A. Arthur on August 3, 1882, to a new seat authorized by 22 Stat. 47. Confirmed by the Senate on August 4, 1882, and received commission on August 4, 1882. Service terminated on July 30, 1886, due to death.

Education:
College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), A.B., 1839
Read law, 1842

Professional Career:
Private practice, Americus, Georgia, 1843-1861, 1865-1868
Confederate Army, 1861-1865
Judge, Supreme Court of Georgia, 1868-1875
Private practice, Atlanta, Georgia, 1875-1882
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