History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Trimble, Robert
Born November 17, 1776, in Augusta County, VA
Died August 25, 1828, in Paris, KY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Kentucky
Nominated by James Madison on January 28, 1817, to a seat vacated by Harry Innes. Confirmed by the Senate on January 31, 1817, and received commission on January 31, 1817. Service terminated on May 9, 1826, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by John Quincy Adams on April 11, 1826, to a seat vacated by Thomas Todd. Confirmed by the Senate on May 9, 1826, and received commission on May 9, 1826. Service terminated on August 25, 1828, due to death.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Seventh Circuit, ca. July 10, 1826-August 25, 1828

Education:
Read law, 1803

Professional Career:
Private practice, Paris, Kentucky, 1803-1808, 1809-1817
State representative, Kentucky, 1803
Second judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1807-1808, 1810
Chief justice, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1810
District attorney, State of Kentucky, 1813-1817

 

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