McReynolds, James Clark
- James E. Bond
McReynolds, James Clark (03 February 1862–24 August 1946), associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and attorney general of the United States, was born in Elkton, Kentucky, the son of John Oliver McReynolds, a doctor, and Ellen Reeves. He graduated first in his class from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tenn.) in 1882. After spending an additional year there as a fellow and assistant in natural history and geology, he entered the University of Virginia School of Law. Earning his law degree in little more than a year, he returned to Nashville in 1884 and opened a law office....