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Joseph Mckenna

Biography of Joseph McKenna

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): McKenna
  • First Name: Joseph
  • Date of Birth: August , 10 , 1843
  • Place of Birth (POB): Philadelphia , Pennsylvania (US-PA, PA, 42, Pa., Penn., Penna.)
  • Date of Death: November , 21 , 1926
  • Place of Death (POD): Washington , District of Columbia (US-DC, DC, 11, D.C., Wash. D.C.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Joseph McKenna Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States Circuit Courts for the Ninth Circuit
  • Court Type: United States Circuit Court (1869)
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Benjamin Harrison ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 02/11/1892
  • Seat vacated by: Sawyer , Lorenzo
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 02/15/1892
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 03/14/1892
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 03/17/1892
  • Commission Date: 03/17/1892
  • Date of Termination: 03/05/1897
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Resignation

Second Appointment of Joseph McKenna

  • Court Name: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Court Type: United States Court of Appeals
  • Promoted by President: Benjamin Harrison ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 02/11/1892
  • Seat vacated by: Sawyer , Lorenzo
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 02/15/1892
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action: 03/14/1892
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 03/17/1892
  • Commission Date: 03/17/1892
  • Date of Termination: 03/05/1897
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Resignation

Third Appointment of Joseph McKenna

  • Court Name: Supreme Court of the United States
  • Court Type: United States Supreme Court (USSC or “SCOTUS”)
  • Promoted by President: William McKinley ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 12/16/1897
  • Seat vacated by: Field , Stephen J.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 12/16/1897
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 01/13/1898
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 01/21/1898
  • Commission Date: 01/21/1898

Joseph McKenna in the Law School

  • Name of School: St. Augustine's College
  • Law Degree Year: 1865

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Read law
  • Law Degree Year: 1865

Joseph McKenna Career Path

Employment:

  • Private practice, Fairfield, California, 1865-1866
  • District attorney, Solano County, California, 1866-1870
  • Private practice, Suisun, California, 1870-1875
  • State assemblyman, California, 1875-1876
  • U.S. representative from California, 1885-1892
  • Attorney General of the United States, 1897
  • Bankruptcy and Magistrate service

    Allotment as Circuit Justice:

  • Ninth Circuit, February 21, 1898-January 5, 1925

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Allotment as Circuit Justice


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Circuit Court (1869)

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