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 James Moore Wayne

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James Moore Wayne Famous memorial

Birth
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Death
5 Jul 1867 (aged 76–77)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Plot
Lot 125
Memorial ID
3529 View Source

U.S. Congressman, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice. After graduating from Princeton College in 1808, he studied law in New Haven, Connecticut, was admitted to the bar in 1810 and commenced to practice law in Savannah, Georgia. During the War of 1812, he served as an officer in the Georgia Hussars, U.S. Army. After the war, he was served as a member of the Georgia State House of Representatives (1815-16) and Mayor of Savannah, (1817-19). He also was judge of the court of common pleas and oyer-terminer of Savannah (1820-22), plus judge of the superior court of Savannah (1822-28). In 1829, he was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first, Twenty-second, and Twenty-third Congresses, until 1835. After leaving Congress, he was appointed as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, in 1835 and served until his death. During World War II, the liberty ship SS James M. Wayne, was named in his honor.

U.S. Congressman, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice. After graduating from Princeton College in 1808, he studied law in New Haven, Connecticut, was admitted to the bar in 1810 and commenced to practice law in Savannah, Georgia. During the War of 1812, he served as an officer in the Georgia Hussars, U.S. Army. After the war, he was served as a member of the Georgia State House of Representatives (1815-16) and Mayor of Savannah, (1817-19). He also was judge of the court of common pleas and oyer-terminer of Savannah (1820-22), plus judge of the superior court of Savannah (1822-28). In 1829, he was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first, Twenty-second, and Twenty-third Congresses, until 1835. After leaving Congress, he was appointed as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, in 1835 and served until his death. During World War II, the liberty ship SS James M. Wayne, was named in his honor.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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In Memory of
James Moore Wayne
for 32 years Associate Justice
of the U.S. Supreme Court
Died in Washington, D.C.
July 5, 1867


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 30 Aug 1998
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 3529
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3529/james-moore-wayne: accessed ), memorial page for James Moore Wayne (1790–5 Jul 1867), Find a Grave Memorial ID 3529, citing Laurel Grove Cemetery North, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.