John McNairy

Personal

Birthday: 
3/30/1762
Birthplace: 
Lancaster County, PA
Date of Death: 
11/12/1837
Place of Death: 
near Nashville, TN
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Jonesboro, Tennessee, 1788-
Judge, Tennessee Superior Court of Law and Equity, Mero District, 1788-

The Judiciary Act of 1801 abolished the U.S. District Court for the District of Tennessee on February 13, 1801, and assigned McNairy to serve as a district judge on the U.S. Circuit Court for the Sixth Circuit. The Act was repealed on March 8, 1802, reestablishing the district court as of July 1, 1802.

Education

Name of School: 
Read law
Degree Year: 
1788

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of Tennessee
President Nominating: 
George Washington
Commission Date: 
02/20/1797
Termination Date: 
04/29/1802
Termination Reason: 
Reassignment
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
Court Name - Second: 

Tennessee Eastern District Court

Commission Date - Second: 
04/29/1802
Termination Date - Second: 
09/01/1833
Termination Reason - Second: 
Resignation
Court Name - Third: 
U. S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
Court Name - Third: 

Tennessee Western District Court

Commission Date - Third: 
04/29/1802
Termination Date - Third: 
09/01/1833
Termination Reason - Third: 
Resignation
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