Wayne, James M. (1790-1867)

James M. Wayne (1790-1867) was Judge of Superior Courts of the Eastern Circuit during the period 1824-1829. He was a native of Savannah, Georgia, and served two terms as a U.S. Congressman.


He made several speeches at Rice­boro in support of Andrew Jackson when he was running for president of the U.S. Jackson was, of course, elected and appointed Wayne to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1835. He served as an associate justice until he died. He remained a U.S. citizen during the Civil War.


From “Sweet Land of Liberty, A History of Liberty County, Georgia” by Robert Long Groover; Page(s) 29; Used by the permission of the Liberty County Commissioners Office