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James M. Wayne

James M. Wayne
Former Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
From: January 9, 1835 – July 5, 1867
Nominator Andrew Jackson
Predecessor William Johnson
Successor (none)
Former U.S. Representative from Georgia's At-large Congressional District
From: 1828-1835
Predecessor (none)
Successor Jabez Y. Jackson
16th Mayor of Savannah, Georgia
From: 1817-1819
Predecessor Thomas Charlton
Successor Thomas Charlton
Party Jacksonian Democrat
Religion Protestant
Military Service
Service/branch US Army
Battles/wars War of 1812

James Moore Wayne was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He also served as mayor of Savannah, Georgia and in the House of Representatives for Georgia's at-large district. On the Court, he voted with the majority in Dred Scott v. Sanford, but generally ruled in favor of government power under the Commerce Clause and did support the Union during the Civil War.[1]


  1. James M. Wayne (English). law.jrank.