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 Joseph McKenna

Joseph McKenna

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 21 Nov 1926 (aged 83)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Plot Section 50
Memorial ID 1654 · View Source
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US Congressman, US Supreme Court Justice. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, McKenna moved to California with his family when he was a child. Soon after being admitted to the bar in 1865, he served as District Attorney of Solano County from 1866 until 1868. In 1875 he was elected to the California State Assembly serving until 1876. In 1885 he was elected to the United States House of Representatives representing California's 3rd District until 1892, when he was appointed a judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In 1897 he was appointed Attorney General of the United States on the cabinet of President William McKinley. A year later in 1898, he was appointed by President McKinley as a justice on the United States Supreme Court, serving until his resignation due to health in 1925.

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District Attorney of his County
Member of the Legislature of his State (California)
Member of Congress 49th to 52nd
United States Circuit Judge
Attorney General of the United States
Justice of the United States Supreme Court
Appointed December 16, 1897
Retired January 5, 1925


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1654
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph McKenna (10 Aug 1843–21 Nov 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1654, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .