Mahlon Pitney

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Mahlon Pitney
Former Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
From: March 13, 1912 – December 31, 1922
Nominator William Howard Taft
Predecessor John Harlan I
Successor Edward T. Sanford
Former U.S. Representative from New Jersey's 4th District
From: March 4, 1895 – January 10, 1899
Predecessor Johnston Cornish
Successor Joshua S. Salmon
Party Republican
Religion Presbyterian

Mahlon Pitney was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, as well as a congressman from New Jersey. He was appointed to the Court by President William Howard Taft - though, later, Taft would join the Court as its Chief Justice, and would criticize Pitney as a weak member.[1] He was an economic conservative, generally anti-union and anti-monopoly, as both of these distorted the marketplace.[2]


  1. Mahlon Pitney (English) (HTML). Oyez.
  2. Mahlon Pitney (English) (HTML). law.jrank.