James Iredell

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James Iredell
Former Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
From: February 10, 1790 – October 20, 1799
Nominator George Washington
Predecessor None
Successor Alfred Moore
Party Whig
Religion Episcopalian

James Iredell (October 5, 1751 – October 20, 1799) was one of the original Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States. A Founding Father, he was a Federalist - proponent of the Constitution when it was proposed in 1787; he received national attention for writing a rebuttal to a critique by Anti-Federalist George Mason.[1] On the Supreme Court, Iredell dissented in the case Chisholm v. Georgia - maintaining that the states did not owe their origin to the federal government; his dissent would prevail in Congress with the passing of the Eleventh Amendment.[2]


  1. James Iredell, Sr. (1751-1799) (English). North Carolina History Project. John Locke Foundation.
  2. James Iredell (English). law.jrank.