James Clark McReynolds

Personal

Birthday: 
2/3/1862
Birthplace: 
Elkton, KY
Date of Death: 
8/24/1946
Place of Death: 
Washington, DC
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Secretary, U.S. Sen. Howell E. Jackson, Tennessee, 1884
Private practice, Nashville, Tennessee, 1884-1903
Professor, Vanderbilt University, 1900-1903
Assistant attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1903-1907, 1910-1911
Private practice, New York City, 1907-1910, 1911-1913
Attorney General of the United States, 1913-1914

Education

Name of School: 
Vanderbilt University
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1882
Name of School - Second: 

University of Virginia School of Law

Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. Intellectual challenges are met in a spirit of cooperation. Small first-year sections promote individual inquiry while providing support and friendship. Students learn together, reading each other's work and freely sharing course outlines and other materials, confidently relying on the nation's oldest student-run Honor System to maintain the highest ethical standards.

Degree Year - Second: 
1884

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
Supreme Court of the United States
Court Name: 

Supreme Court of the United States

President Nominating: 
Woodrow Wilson
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
8/29/1914
Retirement from Active Service: 
1/31/1941
Termination Date: 
8/24/1946
Termination Reason: 
Death
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Seventh Circuit, October 19, 1914-October 29, 1916
Fifth Circuit, October 30, 1916-February 18, 1923
Sixth Circuit, November 15, 1922-January 31, 1941

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