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Mahlon Pitney

Biography of Mahlon Pitney

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Pitney
  • First Name: Mahlon
  • Date of Birth: February , 5 , 1858
  • Place of Birth (POB): Morristown , New Jersey (US-NJ, NJ, 34, N.J.)
  • Date of Death: December , 9 , 1924
  • Place of Death (POD): Washington , District of Columbia (US-DC, DC, 11, D.C., Wash. D.C.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Mahlon Pitney Court Service Information

  • Court Name: Supreme Court of the United States
  • Court Type: United States Supreme Court (USSC)
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: William H. Taft ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 02/19/1912
  • Seat vacated by: Harlan , John Marshall
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 02/19/1912
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 03/04/1912
  • Senate voice vote?: No
  • Senate vote Yes/No: 50/26
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 03/13/1912
  • Commission Date: 03/13/1912
  • Date of Termination: 12/31/1922
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Resignation

Mahlon Pitney in the Law School

  • Name of School: College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1879

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Read law
  • Law Degree Year: 1882

Mahlon Pitney Career Path


  • Private practice, Dover, New Jersey, 1882-1889
  • Private practice, Morristown, New Jersey, 1889-1894
  • U.S. representative from New Jersey, 1895-1899
  • State senator, New Jersey, 1898-1901
  • Justice, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1901-1908
  • Chancellor, New Jersey, 1908-1912
  • Bankruptcy and Magistrate service

    Allotment as Circuit Justice:

  • Third Circuit, March 18, 1912-December 31, 1922


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This entry was last updated: May 4, 2015

Allotment as Circuit Justice

Bachelor of ArtsReported With Recommendation

College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)

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