|Former Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court|
From: March 8, 1837 – May 30, 1865
|Allegiance||The United States|
|Battles/wars||War of 1812|
John Catron (January 7, 1786 – May 30, 1865) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. A supporter of state rights, Catron nevertheless did not support secession, and left his native Tennessee because of his opposition to the Confederacy. He did, however, support slavery, and voted with the majority of the Court in Dred Scott v. Sanford. During the Civil War, Catron broadly interpreted the government's war powers.