M, Micou, William Chatfield
Edited By: Kermit L. Hall, James W. Ely Jr., Joel B. Grossman
Edited By: Kermit L. Hall
Micou, William Chatfield
(b. 1806; d. New Orleans, La., 1854), unconfirmed nominee to the Supreme Court. Micou was a prominent New Orleans attorney. On 24 February 1853 Whig President Millard Fillmore appointed Micou to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Justice John *McKinley. Fillmore had already unsuccessfully nominated Edward A. *Bradford (a New Orleans lawyer) and George E. *Badger, senator from North Carolina, to the seat. On the failure of the Badger nomination, Fillmore offered the position to Judah P. Benjamin, newly elected Whig senator from Louisiana. Benjamin declined the offer but suggested his law partner Micou. The Democratic majority in the Senate, however, failed to confirm the appointment. Within a month the new Democratic president, Franklin Pierce, had appointed John A. *Campbell.
See also nominees, rejection of.
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