List of federal judges appointed by Franklin Pierce

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Franklin Pierce.
John Archibald Campbell was Pierce's only appointee to the Supreme Court.
James M. Love, named to the United States District Court for the District of Iowa, was Pierce's longest-serving appointee.
Former Indiana Supreme Court Justice Isaac Newton Blackford was among Pierce's appointments to the newly created United States Court of Claims.

Following is a list of all United States federal judges appointed by President Franklin Pierce during his presidency.[1] In total Pierce appointed sixteen federal judges, including one Justice to the Supreme Court of the United States, three judges to the United States circuit courts, and twelve judges to the United States district courts. Pierce was also the first president to appoint judges to the United States Court of Claims.

United States Supreme Court Justices[edit]

Justice Seat State Began active
service
Ended active
service
John Archibald Campbell Seat 8 Alabama March 22, 1853 April 30, 1861

Circuit Courts[edit]

Judge Circuit Began active
service
Ended active
service
Dunlop, JamesJames Dunlop D.C. November 27, 1855 March 3, 1863[2][3]
McAllister, Matthew HallMatthew Hall McAllister California March 3, 1855 January 12, 1863
Merrick, William MatthewWilliam Matthew Merrick D.C. December 14, 1855 March 3, 1863[3]

District courts[edit]

Judge Court
[Note 1]
Began active
service
Ended active
service
DuVal, Thomas HowardThomas Howard DuVal W.D. Tex. March 3, 1857 October 10, 1880
Giles, William FellWilliam Fell Giles D. Md. July 18, 1853[4] March 21, 1879
Humphreys, West HughesWest Hughes Humphreys E.D. Tenn.
M.D. Tenn.
W.D. Tenn.
March 26, 1853 June 26, 1862
Ingersoll, Charles A.Charles A. Ingersoll D. Conn. April 8, 1853 January 12, 1860
Love, James M.James M. Love D. Iowa. October 5, 1855[5] July 2, 1891[6]
Magrath, Andrew GordonAndrew Gordon Magrath D.S.C. May 12, 1856 November 7, 1860
McIntosh, McQueenMcQueen McIntosh N.D. Fla. March 11, 1856 January 3, 1861
Ogier, Isaac Stockton KeithIsaac Stockton Keith Ogier S.D. Cal. January 23, 1854 May 21, 1861
Smalley, David AllenDavid Allen Smalley D. Vt. February 3, 1857 March 10, 1877
Treat, SamuelSamuel Treat E.D. Mo. March 3, 1857 March 5, 1887
Treat, Jr., Samuel HubbelSamuel Hubbel Treat, Jr. S.D. Ill. March 3, 1855 March 27, 1887
Willson, Hiram V.Hiram V. Willson N.D. Ohio February 20, 1855 November 11, 1866

Specialty courts[edit]

United States Court of Claims[edit]

Judge Began active
service
Ended active
service
Blackford, Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton Blackford 1855 1859
Gilchrist, John JamesJohn James Gilchrist 1855 1858
Scarburgh, George ParkerGeorge Parker Scarburgh 1855 1861

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. ^ Because of the unique structure of the United States Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, Franklin Pierce's elevation of James Dunlop to chief judge of the Court is considered a separate appointment.
  3. ^ a b The United States Circuit Court of the District of Columbia was abolished on March 3, 1863, ending the service of all judges then serving on that court.
  4. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 19, 1853, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 11, 1854, and received commission on January 11, 1854.
  5. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on February 7, 1856, confirmed by the United States Senate on February 25, 1856, and received commission on December 21, 1856.
  6. ^ On July 20, 1882, the District of Iowa was subdivided into the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa; Love was reassigned by operation of law to the Southern District, where he remained until the end of his service.

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