Mahlon Pitney (1858 - 1924)

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Birthplace: Morristown, NJ, USA
Death: Died in Washington, DC, USA
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Mahlon Pitney was an American jurist and Republican Party politician from New Jersey, who served in the United States Congress and as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

Born in Morristown, New Jersey, Pitney was a graduate of Princeton College. Pitney served two terms in Congress as a Representative from New Jersey from the 4th congressional district, and also served in the state senate and on the New Jersey Supreme Court. He was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court by President William Howard Taft in 1912, and resigned in 1922 after suffering a stroke. He was one of only two Supreme Court Justices nominated by President Taft who also served during Taft's tenure as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Pitney died in 1924 in Washington, D.C., and was interred at Evergreen Cemetery, in Morristown, New Jersey.

Pitney was the great-grandfather of actor Christopher Reeve. -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahlon_Pitney

Mahlon Pitney (February 5, 1858 – December 9, 1924) was an American jurist and Republican Party politician from New Jersey, who served in the United States Congress and as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

[edit] BiographyBorn in Morristown, New Jersey, Pitney was a graduate of Princeton College. Pitney served two terms in Congress as a Representative from New Jersey from the 4th congressional district, and also served in the state senate and on the New Jersey Supreme Court. He was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court by President William Howard Taft in 1912, and resigned in 1922 after suffering a stroke. He was one of only two Supreme Court Justices nominated by President Taft who also later served during Taft's tenure as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Pitney died in 1924 in Washington, D.C., and was interred at Evergreen Cemetery, in Morristown, New Jersey.

Pitney was the great-grandfather of actor Christopher Reeve.

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Mahlon Pitney, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court's Timeline

1858
February 5, 1858
Morristown, NJ, USA
1891
November 14, 1891
Age 33
1904
May 12, 1904
Age 46
Morristown,NJ
1924
December 9, 1924
Age 66
Washington, DC, USA