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James Moore Wayne

Biography of James Moore Wayne

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Wayne
  • First Name: James
  • Middle Name: Moore
  • Date of Birth: , , 1790
  • Place of Birth (POB): Savannah , Georgia (US-GA, GA, 13, Ga.)
  • Date of Death: July , 5 , 1867
  • 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 Moore Wayne Court Service Information

  • Court Name: Supreme Court of the United States
  • Court Type: United States Supreme Court (USSC)
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Andrew Jackson ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 01/06/1835
  • Seat vacated by: Johnson , William
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 01/07/1835
  • Committee action: Reported Without Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 01/09/1835
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 01/09/1835
  • Commission Date: 01/09/1835
  • Date of Termination: 07/05/1867
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

James Moore Wayne in the Law School

  • Name of School: College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
  • Law Degree Year: 1808

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Read law
  • Law Degree Year: 1810

James Moore Wayne Career Path


  • Private practice, Savannah, Georgia, 1810-1812, 1819-1824
  • U.S. Army captain, 1812-1815
  • State representative, Georgia, 1815-1816
  • Mayor, Savannah, Georgia, 1816-1819
  • Judge, Court of Common Pleas and Oyer and Terminer for the City of Savannah [Georgia], 1819-1824
  • Judge, Superior Court of Georgia, 1824-1829
  • U.S. representative from Georgia, 1829-1835

    Bankruptcy and Magistrate service

    Allotment as Circuit Justice:

  • Sixth Circuit, February 4, 1835-October 28, 1862
  • Fifth Circuit, October 29, 1862-July 5, 1867


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Allotment as Circuit Justice

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College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)

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