List of federal judges appointed by Martin Van Buren

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President Martin Van Buren.

Following is a list of all Article III United States federal judges appointed by President Martin Van Buren during his presidency.[1] In total Van Buren appointed 11 Article III federal judges, including 3 Justices to the Supreme Court of the United States and 8 judges to the United States district courts.

John Catron was nominated to the United States Supreme Court by President Andrew Jackson on the final day of his presidency, March 3, 1837. The United States Senate confirmed the nomination on March 8, 1837 and President Van Buren issued his commission, and thus appointed him, the same day.

United States Supreme Court Justices[edit]

# Justice Seat State Former Justice Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began
active service
Ended
active service
1 John Catron[Note 1] 7 Tennessee Seat established March 3, 1837 March 8, 1837 March 8, 1837[Dual 1] May 30, 1865
2 John McKinley 8 Alabama Seat established September 18, 1837 September 25, 1837 April 22, 1837[2] July 19, 1852
3 Peter Vivian Daniel 4 Virginia Philip Pendleton Barbour February 26, 1841 March 2, 1841 March 3, 1841 May 31, 1860
  1. ^ Nominated on March 3, 1837 by Andrew Jackson, confirmed on March 8, 1837 and received commission from Martin Van Buren on March 8, 1837.

District Courts[edit]

# Judge Court
[Note 2]
Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began active
service
Ended active
service
1 Philip Kissick Lawrence E.D. La.
W.D. La.
September 6, 1837 September 12, 1837 September 12, 1837 March 19, 1841
2 Samuel J. Gholson N.D. Miss.
S.D. Miss.
February 9, 1839 February 13, 1839 February 13, 1839 January 10, 1861
3 Isaac S. Pennybacker W.D. Va. January 23, 1840 February 17, 1840 April 23, 1839[3] December 6, 1845
4 John Cochran Nicoll D. Ga. January 23, 1840 February 17, 1840 May 11, 1839[3] August 11, 1848[4]
5 Robert Budd Gilchrist D.S.C. January 23, 1840 February 17, 1840 October 30, 1839[3] May 1, 1856
6 Mahlon Dickerson D.N.J. July 14, 1840 July 21, 1840 July 23, 1840 February 16, 1841
7 Philemon Dickerson D.N.J. February 22, 1841 February 27, 1841 March 2, 1841 December 10, 1862
8 John Y. Mason E.D. Va. February 26, 1841 March 2, 1841 March 3, 1841 March 23, 1844

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

General
  • "Judges of the United States Courts". Biographical Directory of Federal Judges. Federal Judicial Center. Archived from the original on 2016-07-30. Retrieved 2009-04-03. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
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. ^ a b c 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.
  4. ^ 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.

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