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James Clark Mcreynolds

Biography of James Clark McReynolds

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): McReynolds
  • First Name: James
  • Middle Name: Clark
  • Date of Birth: February , 3 , 1862
  • Place of Birth (POB): Elkton , Kentucky (US-KY, KY, 21, Ky., Ken., Kent.)
  • Date of Death: August , 24 , 1946
  • Place of Death (POD): Washington , District of Columbia (US-DC, DC, 11, D.C., Wash. D.C.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

James Clark McReynolds Court Service Information

  • Court Name: Supreme Court of the United States
  • Court Type: United States Supreme Court (USSC)
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Woodrow Wilson ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 08/19/1914
  • Seat vacated by: Lurton , Horace H.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 08/19/1914
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 08/24/1914
  • Senate voice vote?: No
  • Senate vote Yes/No: 44/6
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 08/29/1914
  • Commission Date: 08/29/1914
  • Retirement from Active Service: 01/31/1941
  • Date of Termination: 08/24/1946
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

James Clark McReynolds in the Law School

  • Name of School: Vanderbilt University
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1882

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): University of Virginia School of Law
  • Law Degree Year: 1884

James Clark McReynolds Career Path


  • Secretary, U.S. Sen. Howell E. Jackson, Tennessee, 1884
  • Private practice, Nashville, Tennessee, 1884-1903
  • Professor, Vanderbilt University, 1900-1903
  • Assistant attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1903-1907, 1910-1911
  • Private practice, New York City, 1907-1910, 1911-1913
  • Attorney General of the United States, 1913-1914

    Bankruptcy and Magistrate service

    Allotment as Circuit Justice:

  • Seventh Circuit, October 19, 1914-October 29, 1916
  • Fifth Circuit, October 30, 1916-February 18, 1923
  • Sixth Circuit, November 15, 1922-January 31, 1941


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