George W. MacRae
George W. MacRae was a Florida Supreme Court Justice from 1847 to 1848.
On August 24, 1842, MacRae was appointed United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida by President John Tyler. Two years later, he was elected to the Territorial Senate, representing South Florida. He was chosen as Senate President as he had no strong party affiliations and was thought to be able to act fairly. In 1846, he was appointed to the Florida Supreme Court, again as an impartial compromise appointee. In 1847, the Whigs gained sufficient control of the legislature to replace the non partisan MacRae with Joseph B. Lancaster.
- Manley, Walter W., Brown, E. Canter and Rise, Eric W. The Supreme Court of Florida and Its Predecessor Courts, 1821-1917. 127 - 128. University Press of Florida. Gainesville, Florida. 1997. eBook ISBN 978-0-8130-2298-7. ISBN 978-0-8130-1540-8.
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