John Catron

Personal

Birthday: 
1786
Birthplace: 
PA
Date of Death: 
5/30/1865
Place of Death: 
Nashville, TN
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

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

Education

Name of School: 
Read law
Degree Year: 
1815

Judicial Career

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

Supreme Court of the United States

President Nominating: 
Andrew Jackson
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
03/08/1837
Termination Date: 
05/30/1865
Termination Reason: 
Death
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Eighth Circuit, March 10, 1837-October 28, 1862
Sixth Circuit, October 29, 1862-May 30, 1865

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