Mahlon Pitney


Personal and Family Information

Mahlon was born on 5 Feb 1857/58 in Morristown, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA, the son of Henry Cooper Pitney and Sarah Louisa Halsted.

He died on 9 Dec 1924 in Washington, D.C., USA.

His wife was Florence Theodora Shelton, who he married on 14 NOV 1891 in USA. Their three known children were Guy Shelton (1893-1946), Mahlon (1898-1976) and Beatrice Louise (1904-1997).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Mahlon Pitney


Henry Cooper Pitney


Mahlon Pitney II


Mahlon Pitney


Sarah Pitney


Lucetta Banks Cooper


Sarah Louisa Halsted



Birth5 FEB 1857/58
Place: Morristown, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA
Death9 DEC 1924
Place: Washington, D.C., USA
BurialDEC 1924
Place: Morristown, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA
Address: Evergreen Cemetery


OccupationFROM 1880 TO 1922jurist (lawyer?), Republican Party politician, Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court


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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. 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.