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U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Kentucky: Succession Charts

U.S. District Court for the District of Kentucky
September 24, 1789
1 Stat. 73
Innes, Harry
1789-1816
Trimble, Robert
1817-1826
Boyle, John
1826-1834
Monroe, Thomas B.
1834-1861
Ballard, Bland
1861-1879
Hays, William H.
1879-1880
Barr, John W.
1880-1899
Evans, Walter 1
1899-1901
1. The act of February 12, 1901, 31 Stat. 781, transferred this judgeship to the Western District of Kentucky.

 

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
February 12, 1901
31 Stat. 781
June 22, 1936
49 Stat. 1806
June 2, 1970
84 Stat. 294
October 20, 1978
92 Stat. 1629
October 20, 1978
92 Stat. 1629
October 20, 1978
92 Stat. 1629
September 2, 1957 (effective November 30, 1987)
71 Stat. 586 3
December 21, 2000
114 Stat. 2762
Cochran, Andrew M. J.
1901-1934
Swinford, Mac
1937-1975
Hermansdorfer, H. David
1972-1981
Reed, Scott E.
1979-1988
Bertelsman, William O.
1979-2001
Unthank, G. Wix 2
1980-1988
Forester, Karl S.
1988-2005
Reeves, Danny C.
2001-
Ford, Hiram C.
1935-1963
Siler, Eugene E., Jr.
1975-1991
Wilhoit, Henry R., Jr.
1981-2000
Hood, Joseph M.
1990-2007
Bunning, David L.
2002-
  Van Tatenhove, Gregory F.
2006-
 
Moynahan, Bernard T., Jr. 1
1963-1984
Coffman, Jennifer B.
1993-2013
Caldwell, Karen K.
2001-
Thapar, Amul R.
2008-2017
       
  Horn, Claria B.
2018-
  Wier, Robert E.
2018-
       
1. The act of October 20, 1978, 92 Stat. 1629, authorized a temporary judgeship for the court and provided that the first vacancy in the district following the expiration of the temporary judgeship not be filled. In accordance with the statute, no successor to Bernard Moynahan was appointed.
2. On November 30, 1987, the president certified G. Wix Unthank involuntarily as disabled in accordance with the act of September 2, 1957, 71 Stat. 586, which entitled the president to appoint an additional judge for the court and provided that no successor to the judge certified as disabled be appointed.
3. The act of September 2, 1957, 71 Stat. 586, was made applicable to the Eastern District of Kentucky on November 30, 1987, when the president certified Judge Unthank as disabled. Karl Forester was appointed to the additional judgeship authorized by the statute.

 

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
February 12, 1901
31 Stat. 781 1
June 22, 1936
49 Stat. 1806
February 10, 1954
68 Stat. 8
June 2, 1970
84 Stat. 294
July 10, 1984
98 Stat. 333
Evans, Walter
1901-1923
Swinford, Mac
1937-1975
Brooks, Henry L.
1954-1969
Bratcher, C. Rhodes
1970-1977
Meredith, Ronald E.
1985-1994
Moorman, Charles H.
1924-1925
Siler, Eugene E., Jr.
1975-1991
Allen, Charles M.
1971-1985
Ballantine, Thomas A., Jr.
1977-1991
McKinley, Joseph H., Jr.
1995-
Dawson, Charles I.
1925-1935
Coffman, Jennifer B.
1993-2013
Simpson, Charles R., III
1986-2013
Heyburn, John G., II
1992-2014
 
Hamilton, Elwood
1935-1938
Horn, Claria B.
2018-
Hale, David J.
2014-
Jennings, Rebecca G.
2018-
 
Miller, Shackelford, Jr.
1939-1945
       
Shelbourne, Roy M.
1946-1964
       
Gordon, James F.
1965-1976
       
Johnstone, Edward H.
1977-1993
       
Russell, Thomas B.
1994-2011
       
Stivers, Gregory N.
2014-
       
1. The act of February 12, 1901, 31 Stat. 781, transferred this judgeship from the District of Kentucky.

 

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