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 John Fitch Kinney

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John Fitch Kinney

  • Birth 2 Apr 1816 New Haven, Oswego County, New York, USA
  • Death 16 Aug 1902 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
  • Burial San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
  • Plot Division 2-5, Lot 20, Grave 6
  • Memorial ID 10789087

US Congressman. He was admitted to the bar in 1837, commenced law practice in Ohio in 1839 and moved to Lee County, Iowa in 1844. He was secretary of the State council from 1845 to 1846, prosecuting attorney of Lee County in 1846 - 1847, judge of the supreme court of Iowa from 1847 until January 1854, when he was appointed by President Franklin Pierce as chief justice of the supreme court of the Territory of Utah and served from January 1854 to 1857. On June 26, 1860, he was again appointed as chief justice of the Territory of Utah by President James Buchanan and served until March 1863, when he was elected Utah Democrat delegate to the Thirty-eighth Congress, serving March 4, 1863 to March 3, 1865. In February 1867, he was appointed by President Chester A. Arthur as agent of the Yankton Sioux Indians and served from December 11, 1884, until January 1, 1889, when he resigned. He relocated in San Diego, California and resumed the practice of law until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 15 Apr 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10789087
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Fitch Kinney (2 Apr 1816–16 Aug 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10789087, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .