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List of federal judges appointed by James Buchanan

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

United States Supreme Court Justices

Judge Seat State Began active
Ended active
Nathan Clifford Seat 2 Maine 18580112January 12, 1858 18810725July 25, 1881

District courts

Judge Court Began active
Ended active
Asa Biggs D. N.C.
John Cadwalader E.D. Pa.
Matthew Deady D. Or.
William Giles Jones N.D. Ala.
S.D. Ala.
Wilson McCandless W.D. Pa.
Rensselaer Russell Nelson D. Minn.
William Davis Shipman D. Conn.

Specialty courts

United States Court of Claims

Judge Began active
Ended active
Gilchrist, John JamesJohn James Gilchrist 1855 1858
Scarburgh, George ParkerGeorge Parker Scarburgh 1855 1861





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