John Catron

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Birthday
7, 1786
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
May 30, 1865 (79)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
7, 1786
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
May 30, 1865 (79)

About

Served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1837 to 1865.

Before Fame

He served in the War of 1812.

Trivia

He sided with the majority in the 1857 case Dred Scott v. Sandford, which ruled that African Americans weren't citizens and the federal government had no power to regulate slavery in federal territories.

Family Life

He had a sister named Mary.

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He was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Andrew Jackson.

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