List of federal judges appointed by James Buchanan

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Following is a list of all Article III United States federal judges appointed by President James Buchanan during his presidency.[1] In total Buchanan appointed 8 Article III federal judges, including 1 Associate Justice to the Supreme Court of the United States, and 7 judges to the United States district courts. Buchanan appointed no judges to the United States circuit courts during his time in office.

Buchanan appointed 2 judges to the United States Court of Claims, an Article I tribunal.

United States Supreme Court Justices[edit]

# Justice Seat State Former Justice Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began
active service
Ended
active service
1 Nathan Clifford 2 Maine Benjamin Robbins Curtis December 9, 1857 January 12, 1858 January 12, 1858 July 25, 1881

District Courts[edit]

# Judge Court
[Note 1]
Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began active
service
Ended active
service
1 John Cadwalader E.D. Pa. April 19, 1858 April 24, 1858 April 24, 1858 January 26, 1879
2 Asa Biggs D.N.C. May 3, 1858 May 3, 1858 May 3, 1858 April 23, 1861
3 Rensselaer Nelson D. Minn. May 20, 1858 May 30, 1858 May 20, 1858 May 16, 1896
4 Wilson McCandless W.D. Pa. February 3, 1859 February 8, 1859 February 8, 1859 July 24, 1876
5 Matthew Deady D. Ore. March 7, 1859 March 9, 1859 March 9, 1859 March 24, 1893
6 William Giles Jones M.D. Ala.
N.D. Ala.
S.D. Ala.
January 23, 1860 January 30, 1860 September 29, 1859[2] January 12, 1861
7 William Davis Shipman D. Conn. February 28, 1860 March 12, 1860 March 12, 1860 April 16, 1873

Specialty courts (Article I)[edit]

United States Court of Claims[edit]

# Judge Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began active
service
Ended active
service
1 Edward G. Loring May 3, 1858 May 6, 1858 May 6, 1858 December 14, 1877
2 James Hughes January 12, 1860 January 18, 1860 January 18, 1860 December 1, 1864

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

General
  • "Judges of the United States Courts". Biographical Directory of Federal Judges. Federal Judicial Center. Archived from the original on 2016-07-30. Retrieved 2009-04-03.
Specific
  1. ^ All information on the names, terms of service, and details of appointment of federal judges is derived from the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public-domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 23, 1860, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 30, 1860, and received commission on January 30, 1860.

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