History of the Federal Judiciary


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Catron, John
Born 1786, PA
Died May 30, 1865, in Nashville, TN

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Andrew Jackson on March 3, 1837, to a new seat authorized by 5 Stat. 176. Confirmed by the Senate on March 8, 1837, and received commission on March 8, 1837. Service terminated on May 30, 1865, due to death.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Eighth Circuit, March 10, 1837-October 28, 1862
Sixth Circuit, October 29, 1862-May 30, 1865

Education:
Read law, 1815

Professional Career:
Soldier under Andrew Jackson, 1812
Private practice, Cumberland Mountains, Tennessee, 1815-1818
Prosecutor, Cumberland Mountains, Tennessee, 1815-1818
Private practice, Nashville, Tennessee, 1818-1824, 1834-1837
Judge, Tennessee Supreme Court of Errors and Appeals, 1824-1834; chief justice, 1831-1834
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