List of federal judges appointed by Martin Van Buren

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President Martin Van Buren.
Shortly before the end of his presidency, Van Buren appointed Peter Vivian Daniel to the Supreme Court.

Following is a list of all United States federal judges appointed by President Martin Van Buren during his presidency.[1] In total Van Buren appointed ten federal judges, including two Justices to the Supreme Court of the United States and eight judges to the United States district courts.

United States Supreme Court Justices[edit]

Justice Seat State Began active
service
Ended active
service
Daniel, Peter VivianPeter Vivian Daniel Seat 3 Virginia March 3, 1841 May 31, 1860
McKinley, JohnJohn McKinley Seat 8 Alabama April 22, 1837[2] July 19, 1852

District courts[edit]

Judge Court
[Note 1]
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Dickerson, MahlonMahlon Dickerson D.N.J. July 23, 1840 February 16, 1841
Dickerson, PhilemonPhilemon Dickerson D.N.J. March 2, 1841 December 10, 1862
Gholson, Samuel J.Samuel J. Gholson N.D. Miss.
S.D. Miss.
February 13, 1839 January 10, 1861
Gilchrist, Robert BuddRobert Budd Gilchrist D.S.C. October 30, 1839[3] May 1, 1856
Lawrence, Philip KissickPhilip Kissick Lawrence E.D. La.
W.D. La.
September 12, 1837 March 19, 1841
Mason, John Y.John Y. Mason E.D. Va. March 3, 1841 March 23, 1844
Nicoll, John CochranJohn Cochran Nicoll D. Ga. May 11, 1839[4] January 19, 1861[5]
Pennybacker, Isaac S.Isaac S. Pennybacker W.D. Va. April 23, 1839[6] December 6, 1845

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. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on September 18, 1837, confirmed by the United States Senate on September 25 1837, and received commission on September 25, 1837.
  3. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 29, 1840, confirmed by the United States Senate on February 17, 1840, and received commission on February 17, 1840.
  4. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 23, 1840, confirmed by the United States Senate on February 17, 1840, and received commission on February 17, 1840.
  5. ^ On August 11, 1848, the District of Georgia was subdivided into the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia; Nicoll was reassigned by operation of law to both Districts, and remained the sole federal judge for the state of Georgia for the duration of his service.
  6. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 29, 1840, confirmed by the United States Senate on February 17, 1840, and received commission on February 17, 1840.

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