List of federal judges appointed by James Buchanan
Following is a list of all United States federal judges appointed by President James Buchanan during his presidency. In total Buchanan appointed eight federal judges, including one Associate Justice to the Supreme Court of the United States, and seven judges to the United States district courts. Buchanan appointed no judges to the United States circuit courts during his time in office.
United States Supreme Court Justices
|Nathan Clifford||Seat 2||Maine||January 12, 1858||July 25, 1881|
|Asa Biggs||D. N.C.||May 13, 1858||April 3, 1861|
|John Cadwalader||E.D. Pa.||April 24, 1858||January 26, 1879|
|Matthew Deady||D. Or.||March 9, 1859||March 24, 1893|
|William Giles Jones|| N.D. Ala.|
|September 29, 1859||January 12, 1861|
|Wilson McCandless||W.D. Pa.||February 8, 1859||July 24, 1876|
|Rensselaer Russell Nelson||D. Minn.||May 20, 1858||May 16, 1896|
|William Davis Shipman||D. Conn.||March 12, 1860||April 16, 1873|
United States Court of Claims
|Judge|| Began active|
| Ended active|
|Gilchrist, John JamesJohn James Gilchrist||1855||1858|
|Scarburgh, George ParkerGeorge Parker Scarburgh||1855||1861|
- All information on the names, terms of service, and details of appointment of federal judges is derived from the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public-domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 23, 1860, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 30, 1860, and received commission on January 30, 1860.