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Henry Kent Mccay

Biography of Henry Kent McCay

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): McCay
  • First Name: Henry
  • Middle Name: Kent
  • Date of Birth: January , 8 , 1820
  • Place of Birth (POB): Northumberland County , Pennsylvania (US-PA, PA, 42, Pa., Penn., Penna.)
  • Date of Death: July , 30 , 1886
  • Place of Death (POD): Atlanta , Georgia (US-GA, GA, 13, Ga.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Henry Kent McCay Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Chester A. Arthur ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 08/03/1882
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 22 Stat. 47
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 08/03/1882
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 08/04/1882
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 08/04/1882
  • Commission Date: 08/04/1882
  • Date of Termination: 07/30/1886
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Henry Kent McCay in the Law School

  • Name of School: College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1839

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Read law
  • Law Degree Year: 1842

Henry Kent McCay Career Path


  • Private practice, Americus, Georgia, 1843-1861, 1865-1868
  • Confederate Army, 1861-1865
  • Judge, Supreme Court of Georgia, 1868-1875
  • Private practice, Atlanta, Georgia, 1875-1882


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Bachelor of Arts

Chester A. Arthur

College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)

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