Joseph McKenna

Joseph McKenna (August 10, 1843 – November 21, 1926) was an American politician who served in all three branches of the U.S. federal government, as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, as U.S. Attorney General and as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. He is one of seventeen members of the House of Representatives who subsequently served on the Supreme Court (including two Chief Justices).[2]

Joseph McKenna
McKenna in his judicial robes
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
In office
January 21, 1898  January 5, 1925[1]
Nominated byWilliam McKinley
Preceded byStephen Field
Succeeded byHarlan Stone
42nd United States Attorney General
In office
March 5, 1897  January 25, 1898
PresidentWilliam McKinley
Preceded byJudson Harmon
Succeeded byJohn Griggs
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
In office
March 17, 1892  March 5, 1897
Nominated byBenjamin Harrison
Preceded byLorenzo Sawyer
Succeeded byWilliam Morrow
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1885  March 28, 1892
Preceded byBarclay Henley
Succeeded bySamuel Hilborn
Personal details
Born(1843-08-10)August 10, 1843
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedNovember 21, 1926(1926-11-21) (aged 83)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Amanda Borneman
EducationSaint Joseph's University
Columbia Law School