List of federal judges appointed by James Madison

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James Madison.

Following is a list of all Article III United States federal judges appointed by President James Madison during his presidency.[1] In total Madison appointed 13 Article III federal judges, including 2 Justices to the Supreme Court of the United States, 2 judges to the United States circuit courts, and 9 judges to the United States district courts. One of Madison's district court appointments was in fact appointed twice, to succeed himself on the same court, having resigned from the first appointment to pursue another political office.

United States Supreme Court Justices[edit]

# Justice Seat State Former Justice Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began
active service
Ended
active service
1 Gabriel Duvall 4 Maryland Samuel Chase November 15, 1811 November 18, 1811 November 18, 1811 January 12, 1835
2 Joseph Story 2 Massachusetts William Cushing November 15, 1811 November 18, 1811 November 18, 1811 September 10, 1845

Circuit Courts[edit]

# Judge Circuit Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began active
service
Ended active
service
1 Buckner Thruston D.C. December 12, 1809 December 13, 1809 December 14, 1809 August 30, 1845
2 James Sewall Morsell D.C. January 7, 1815 January 11, 1815 January 11, 1815 March 3, 1863

District Courts[edit]

# Judge Court
[Note 1]
Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began active
service
Ended active
service
1 John Tyler Sr. D. Va. January 2, 1811 January 3, 1811 January 7, 1811 January 6, 1813
2 John Fisher D. Del. April 22, 1812 April 23, 1812 April 23, 1812 April 22, 1823
3 John Drayton D.S.C. May 4, 1812 May 7, 1812 May 7, 1812 November 27, 1822
4 William P. Van Ness D.N.Y. May 25, 1812 May 26, 1812 May 27, 1812 April 9, 1814[2]
5 Dominic Augustin Hall D. La. May 27, 1812 May 28, 1812 June 1, 1812 February 22, 1813
5.1 Dominic Augustin Hall D. La. May 29, 1813 June 1, 1813 June 1, 1813 December 19, 1820
6 David Howell D.R.I. November 12, 1812 November 16, 1812 November 17, 1812 July 30, 1824
7 St. George Tucker D. Va. January 18, 1813 January 19, 1813 January 19, 1813 February 4, 1819[3]
8 William Sanford Pennington D.N.J. January 8, 1816 January 9, 1816 July 19, 1815[4] September 17, 1826
9 Robert Trimble D. Ky. January 28, 1817 January 31, 1817 January 31, 1817 May 9, 1826

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. ^ Reassigned by operation of law to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on April 9, 1814.
  3. ^ Reassigned by operation of law to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on February 4, 1819.
  4. ^ 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.

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