List of federal judges appointed by James Madison

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James Madison.
President Madison appointed Joseph Story, the youngest person ever appointed to the Supreme Court, who went on to write a large number of noted opinions.
Robert Trimble, appointed as a district court judge by Madison, was later elevated to the Supreme Court by John Quincy Adams.

Following is a list of all United States federal judges appointed by President James Madison during his presidency.[1] In total Madison appointed thirteen federal judges, including two Justices to the Supreme Court of the United States, two judges to the United States circuit courts, and nine judges to the United States district courts. One of Madison's district court appointments was in fact appointed twice, to different seats on the same court, having resigned from the first appointment to pursue another political office.

United States Supreme Court Justices[edit]

Justice Seat State Began active
service
Ended active
service
Duvall, GabrielGabriel Duvall Seat 3 Maryland November 23, 1811 January 12, 1835
Story, JosephJoseph Story Seat 2 Massachusetts February 3, 1812 1845|09|10|}

Circuit courts[edit]

Judge Circuit Began active
service
Ended active
service
Morsell, James SewallJames Sewall Morsell D.C. January 11, 1815 March 3, 1863
Thruston, BucknerBuckner Thruston D.C. December 14, 1809 August 30, 1845

District courts[edit]

Judge Court
[Note 1]
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Drayton, JohnJohn Drayton D.S.C. May 7, 1812 November 27, 1822
Fisher, JohnJohn Fisher D. Del. April 23, 1812 April 22, 1823
Hall, Dominic AugustinDominic Augustin Hall D. La. June 1, 1812
June 1, 1813
December 19, 1820
December 19, 1820[2]
Howell, DavidDavid Howell D.R.I. November 17, 1812 July 30, 1824
Pennington, William SanfordWilliam Sanford Pennington D.N.J. June 19, 1815[3] September 17, 1826
Trimble, RobertRobert Trimble D. Ky. January 31, 1817 May 9, 1826[4]
Tucker, St. GeorgeSt. George Tucker D. Va. January 19, 1813 June 30, 1825[5]
Tyler, Sr., JohnJohn Tyler, Sr. D. Va. January 7, 1811 January 6, 1813
Van Ness, William PeterWilliam Peter Van Ness D.N.Y. May 27, 1812 September 6, 1826[6]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ All information on the names, terms of service, and details of appointment of federal judges is derived from the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public-domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ Hall initially served on the court until February 1813, and then resigned. In May 1813, Madison reappointed Hall to a different seat on the same court.
  3. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 8, 1816, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 9, 1816, and received commission on January 16, 1816.
  4. ^ Trimble was elevated to the Supreme Court of the United States by John Quincy Adams.
  5. ^ On February 4, 1819, the United States District Court for the District of Virginia was subdivided into the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia; Tucker was reassigned by operation of law to the Eastern District of Virginia.
  6. ^ On April 9, 1814, the United States District Court for the District of New York was subdivided; Van Ness was reassigned by operation of law to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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