|Former Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court|
From: March 7, 1829 – April 4, 1861
|Successor||Noah Haynes Swayne|
|6th United States Postmaster General|
From: June 26, 1823 – March 4, 1829
|Predecessor||Return J. Meigs, Jr.|
|Successor||William T. Barry|
|Party||Jeffersonian Republican, Jacksonian, National Republican, Anti-Masonic, Republican|
|Spouse(s)||Rebecca E. Edwards McLean|
Sarah Bella Ludlow Garrard McLean
John McLean was an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. McLean notably dissented from Dred Scott v. Sanford. McLean wrote an important majority opinion concerning public domain in Wheaton v. Peters. He served on the Court for 32 years.
|“In the [Dred Scott v. Sanford] argument, it was said that a colored citizen would not be an agreeable member of society. This is more a matter of taste than law ... [for] under the late treaty with Mexico we made citizens of all grades, combinations and colors.”|
— John McLean
- John McLean (English) (HTML). law.jrank.