Joseph McKenna

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Joseph McKenna
Former Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
From: January 21, 1898 – January 5, 1925
Nominator William McKinley
Predecessor Stephen Johnson Field
Successor Harlan Fiske Stone
42nd Attorney General of the United States
From: March 5, 1897 – January 25, 1898
President William McKinley
Predecessor Judson Harmon
Successor John W. Griggs
Former U.S. Representative from California's 3rd District
From: March 4, 1885 - March 3, 1891
Predecessor Barclay Henley
Successor Samuel G. Hilborn
Party Republican
Spouse(s) Amanda Borneman McKenna
Religion Roman Catholic

Joseph McKenna was a conservative politician and jurist from California. He served in all three branches of government: the executive branch (as attorney general), the legislative branch (in the House of Representatives) and the judicial branch (on the Supreme Court). As a justice, McKenna notably authored Hoke v. United States - which upheld the Mann Act.[1]


  1. Joseph McKenna (1843-1926) (English) (HTML).