John Young Mason

Personal

Birthday: 
4/18/1799
Birthplace: 
Hicksford (now Emporia), VA
Date of Death: 
10/3/1859
Place of Death: 
Paris, France
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Greensville County, Virginia, 1819-1821
Private practice, Southampton County, Virginia, 1821-1831
State delegate, Virginia, 1823-1827
State senator, Virginia, 1827-1831
Commonwealth`s attorney, Greensville County, Virginia, 1827-1831
U.S. representative from Virginia, 1831-1837
Private practice, Hicksford (now Emporia), Virginia, 1837-1841
Secretary of the Navy, 1844-1845, 1846-1849
Attorney General of the United States, 1845-1846
Private practice, Richmond, Virginia, 1849-1854
Minister plenipotentiary to France, U.S. Department of State, 1854-1859

Education

Name of School: 
University of North Carolina
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1816
Name of School - Second: 
Litchfield (Tapping Reeve) Law School
Name of School - Third: 
Read law
Degree Year - Third: 
1819

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Court Name: 

Virginia Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
Martin Van Buren
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
03/03/1841
Termination Date: 
03/23/1844
Termination Reason: 
Resignation
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