Wayne, James Moore, 1790-1867

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James Moore Wayne (ca.1790-1867), Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, was born in Savannah. After graduating from Princeton in 1808, he studied law in Savannah and was admitted to the bar in 1810. During the War of 1812 he was an officer in the Georgia Hussars, a local cavalry organization. After the war, Wayne served in the Georgia House of Representatives, 1815-1816. He served in the Georgia General Assembly, 1821-1823 and as Mayor of Savannah, 1823-1825. From 1829 to 1835, Wayne served in the House of Representatives was appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on January 9, 1835, a position he held until his death. Wayne's accomplishments as an Associate Justice include work on the Waring vs. Clarke case and a focus on acquired lands from foreign countries. On July 5, 1867, Wayne died from typhoid fever in Washington. He is buried in Laurel Grove Cemetery in Savannah.

From the description of James Moore Wayne papers 1848-1863 (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 76065688

American jurist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Henry Sherman, 1863 Mar. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270661365

U.S. representative from Georgia, state legislator, and mayor of Savannah, Ga.

From the description of James Moore Wayne commission, 1835. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982805

Associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

From the description of Letters, 1834-1842. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 41150391

Wayne was mayor of Savannah, Georgia (1817-1819), judge of the Superior Court of Georgia (1824-1829), a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1829-1835), and an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1835-1867).

From the description of Letters, 1832-1857. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 235171790

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creatorOf Wayne, James Moore, 1790-1867. James Moore Wayne commission, 1835. Library of Congress
referencedIn Lewis Cass papers, Cass, Lewis, papers, 1774-1924 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Wayne, Henry C. Genealogical notes, ca. 1880-1881. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. Letter, 1847 May 8, Charleston, S.C., to James M. Wayne ... [et al., Savannah, Ga.]. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Kamens, Matthew. Justice Wayne and the judicial function. Franklin & Marshall College, F&M
referencedIn Dorothea Lynde Dix papers, 1798-1893 (inclusive), 1827-1887 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Wayne, James Moore, 1790?-1867. Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Henry Sherman, 1863 Mar. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Lawrence, Alexander Atkinson, 1906-1979. Alexander Atkinson Lawrence papers, 1915-1981. Georgia Historical Society
creatorOf Allen, Mary Rivers,. Collection of letters and autographs, 1846-1881. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Lawrence, Alexander A., 1906-1979. JAMES MOORE WAYNE: SOUTHERN UNIONIST : photographs, [a. 1850-1867]. Georgia Historical Society
creatorOf Wayne, James Moore, 1790-1867. James Moore Wayne papers 1848-1863 Georgia Historical Society
referencedIn Pruyn, John VanSchaick Lansing, 1811-1877. Correspondence, 1838-1869. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Daniel, Peter Vyvian, 1784-1860. Papers of Justice Peter V. Daniel [manuscript], 1839-1866. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Tyler, John, 1790-1862. Letters, 1841. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Wayne, James Moore, 1790-1867. Letters, 1834-1842. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Johnson, Reverdy, 1796-1876. Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Justice Wayne, 1848 Jan. 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf William L. Clements Library. Lewis Cass papers, 1774-1924. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Lawrence, Alexander A., 1906-1979. JAMES MOORE WAYNE: SOUTHERN UNIONIST : research materials, 1937-1977. Georgia Historical Society
creatorOf Wayne, James Moore, 1790-1867. Letters, 1832-1857. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
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associatedWith Allen, Mary Rivers, person
associatedWith Concha, José de la, Marqués de la Habana. person
associatedWith Coppée, Henry, 1821-1895, person
associatedWith Daniel, Peter Vyvian, 1784-1860. person
correspondedWith Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887 person
associatedWith Georgia Historical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Gilmor, Robert, 1774-1848, person
associatedWith Harris, Ray, Dr. person
associatedWith Johnson, Reverdy, 1796-1876. person
associatedWith Kamens, Matthew. person
associatedWith Lawrence, Alexander A., 1906-1979. person
associatedWith Legaré, Hugh Swinton, 1797-1843. person
associatedWith Pruyn, John VanSchaick Lansing, 1811-1877. person
associatedWith Rush, Benjamin, 1811-1877. person
associatedWith Scott, Dred, 1809-1858. person
associatedWith Sherman, Henry, 1808-1879, person
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
associatedWith Tyler, John, 1790-1862. person
associatedWith Wayne, Clifford. person
associatedWith Wayne, Henry C. person
associatedWith Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. person
associatedWith William L. Clements Library. corporateBody
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Georgia--Savannah
Georgia
United States
Mexico
Cuba
United States
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Judges
State rights
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Slaves--Health and hygiene
Occupation
Mayors--Georgia--Savannah
Legislators--Georgia
Representatives, U.S. Congress--Georgia
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Birth 1790

Death 1867-07-05

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