James Moore Wayne


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Wayne, James Moore

(1790–1867) Supreme Court justice; born in Savannah, Ga. He served as mayor of Savannah, as a circuit court judge (1824–29), and in the U.S. House of Representatives (Ga.; 1829). President Jackson named him to the U.S. Supreme Court (1835–67) where he had a long but undistinguished career.
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Our Good and Faithful Servant: James Moore Wayne and Georgia Unionism
McMahon explores concepts of loyalty, union, and disunion in Georgia by looking at the life of US Supreme Court Justice James Moore Wayne (1790-1867), who retained his seat on the Supreme Court when Georgia seceded from the Union in 1861 and through the Civil War.