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John Catron

Biography of John Catron

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Catron
  • First Name: John
  • Date of Birth: , , 1786
  • Place of Birth (POB): , Pennsylvania (US-PA, PA, 42, Pa., Penn., Penna.)
  • Date of Death: May , 30 , 1865
  • Place of Death (POD): Nashville , Tennessee (US-TN, TN, 47, Tenn)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

John Catron 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): 03/03/1837
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 5 Stat. 176
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 03/06/1837
  • Committee action: Reported Without Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 03/08/1837
  • Senate voice vote?: No
  • Senate vote Yes/No: 28/15
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 03/08/1837
  • Commission Date: 03/08/1837
  • Date of Termination: 05/30/1865
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

John Catron in the Law School

  • Name of School: Read law
  • Law Degree Year: 1815

John Catron Career Path


  • Soldier under Andrew Jackson, 1812
  • Private practice, Cumberland Mountains, Tennessee, 1815-1818
  • Prosecutor, Cumberland Mountains, Tennessee, 1815-1818
  • Private practice, Nashville, Tennessee, 1818-1824, 1834-1837
  • Judge, Tennessee Supreme Court of Errors and Appeals, 1824-1834; chief justice, 1831-1834

    Bankruptcy and Magistrate service

    Allotment as Circuit Justice:

  • Eighth Circuit, March 10, 1837-October 28, 1862
  • Sixth Circuit, October 29, 1862-May 30, 1865


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  • Description: Biography of John Catron Biographic DetailsFamily Name (Surname): Catron First Name: John Date of Birth: , , 1786 Place [...]

This entry was last updated: August 8, 2015

Allotment as Circuit Justice

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