Hon. John D. Toomer

13 March 1784-27 September 1856

Judge of the Superior Court of North Carolina (1818-1819), Associate Justice of the North Carolina State Supreme Court, Member of the North Carolina House of Commons and Senate

A native of Wilmington, Justice John D. Toomer was known as a man of great oratorical powers and a cultured scholar.  Toomer was elected to the North Carolina State Superior Court in 1819, and resigned in 1819.


In 1825 he gave the welcome address for General LaFayette's visit to Fayetteville.


In 1829 he was appointed as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court upon the death of Chief Justice Taylor. His term expired December 1829.  


He served as a North Carolina State Senator from 1831-1833, and in 1836 was re-elected to serve on the State Supreme Court, resigning in 1840.


John D. Toomer is buried in St. Bartholomews Episcopal Church Cemetery, Pittsboro, Chatham Country, North Carolina.  His portrait hangs in the Supreme Court Room in Raleigh.