History of the Federal Judiciary


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Wayne, James Moore
Born 1790 in Savannah, GA
Died July 5, 1867, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Andrew Jackson on January 6, 1835, to a seat vacated by William Johnson. Confirmed by the Senate on January 9, 1835, and received commission on January 9, 1835. Service terminated on July 5, 1867, due to death.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Sixth Circuit, February 4, 1835-October 28, 1862
Fifth Circuit, October 29, 1862-July 5, 1867

Education:
College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), 1808
Read law, 1810

Professional Career:
Private practice, Savannah, Georgia, 1810-1812, 1819-1824
U.S. Army captain, 1812-1815
State representative, Georgia, 1815-1816
Mayor, Savannah, Georgia, 1816-1819
Judge, Court of Common Pleas and Oyer and Terminer for the City of Savannah [Georgia], 1819-1824
Judge, Superior Court of Georgia, 1824-1829
U.S. representative from Georgia, 1829-1835
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