John Catron


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Catron, John

(c. 1786–1865) Supreme Court justice; probably born in Wythe County, Va. Elected to an early Tennessee court (1824–34), he was named to the U.S. Supreme Court (1837–65) by President Jackson when the Court was enlarged from seven judges to nine. Known as a "Jacksonian jurist," he argued vehemently for states rights.
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John Catron, deputy director of achievement for Middlesbrough Council's department of children, families and learning, will open the conference.