1837-1865, Supreme Court Justice, John Catron


This John Catron mug is part of our collection of US Supreme Court biographical mugs.  An image of John Catron and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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John Catron served in the War of 1812 under Andrew Jackson.  In 1837, when Congress expanded the Supreme Court of the United States from seven to nine members, President Jackson was able to appoint two new justices. John Carton was nominated on Jackson’s last full day in office.  Catron wrote few opinions while at the Court, however, his political views closely coincided with those of Jackson.  He remained true to his pro-slavery stance agreeing with the majority in the Dred Scott v. Sanford case.  He was an outspoken critic of the National Bank and fought against corporations of accumulated wealth.  He was a slaveholder all of his adult life.

US Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest federal court of the United States, established in 1788 pursuant to Article Three of the U.S. Constitution.  It has the ultimate jurisdiction over all federal and state court cases involving federal laws.  The Court normally consists of the Chief Justice and eight associate justices, who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate.  Justices have lifetime tenure unless they resign, retire or are removed after impeachment.  The Supreme Court is one of the three branches of the federal government which also includes the Executive (President) and Legislative (Senate and House of Representatives).

This U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John Catron History Mug is part of our U.S. Supreme Court series which includes all the U.S. Supreme Court Justices.

The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history.  The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton.  He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone.  The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.

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