WAYNE, James Moore, a Representative from Georgia; born in Savannah, Ga., in 1790;
completed preparatory studies and was graduated from Princeton College in 1808;
studied law in New Haven, Conn.; was admitted to the bar in 1810 and commenced
practice in Savannah, Ga.; entered the military service during the War of 1812,
and served as an officer in the Georgia Hussars; member of the State house of
representatives in 1815 and 1816; mayor of Savannah 1817-1819; judge of the
court of common pleas and oyer and terminer of Savannah 1820-1822; judge of the
superior court of Savannah from 1822 to 1828; elected as a Jacksonian to the
Twenty-first, Twenty-second, and Twenty-third Congresses and served from March
4, 1829, to January 13, 1835, when he resigned to accept a judicial position;
chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs (Twenty-third Congress); had been
reelected to the Twenty-fourth Congress; appointed as an Associate Justice of
the Supreme Court of the United States and served from January 14, 1835, until
his death in Washington, D.C., on July 5, 1867; interment in Laurel Grove
Cemetery, Savannah, Chatham County, Ga.
BibliographyLawrence, Alexander A.
James Moore Wayne, Southern Unionist. Chapel Hill: University
of North Carolina Press, 1943.