History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Forester, Karl Spillman
Born May 2, 1940, in Harlan, KY
Died March 29, 2014, in Lexington, KY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1988, to a new seat authorized by 71 Stat. 586. Confirmed by the Senate on July 26, 1988, and received commission on July 27, 1988. Served as chief judge, 2001-2005. Assumed senior status on May 2, 2005. Service terminated on March 29, 2014, due to death.

University of Kentucky, B.A., 1962
University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 1966

Professional Career:
Private practice, Harlan, Kentucky, 1966-1988


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