History of the Federal Judiciary


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McLean, John
Born March 11, 1785, in Morris County, NJ
Died April 4, 1861, in Cincinnati, OH

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Andrew Jackson on March 6, 1829, to a seat vacated by Robert Trimble. Confirmed by the Senate on March 7, 1829, and received commission on March 7, 1829. Service terminated on April 4, 1861, due to death.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Seventh Circuit, ca. May 4, 1829-April 4, 1861

Education:
Read law, 1807

Professional Career:
Founder/editor, The Western Star, 1807-1812
Private practice, Lebanon, Ohio, 1807-1812
Examiner, U.S. Congressional Land Office, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1811-1812
U.S. representative from Ohio, 1813-1816
Justice, Supreme Court of Ohio, 1816-1822
Commissioner, U.S. Land Office, 1822-1823
Postmaster general of the United States, 1823-1829
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