Mccammon, Joseph Kay was born on October 13, 1845 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of David Chambers and Josephine Kay Mccammon.
Graduate Princeton, 1865 (A.M.). Studied law in Philadelphia.
Register in Bankruptcy, 1870. Special counsel of the United States in Washington, 1871. President of the board to investigate Indian service, 1877.
Assistant attorney general United States, 1880-1885. United States commissioner of railroads, 1881. Appointed by President Garfield to treat with Bannock and Shoshone Idians, 1881, by President Arthur with Flatheads and affiliated Indians, 1882.
Author: Report on Indian Service, 1878. Report of Councils with Bannock and Shoshone Indians, 1881. Report Councils with Flathead and Other Indians, 1882.
Arguments in Cases Affecting Pacific and Other Railroads. Home: Washington, Distric.