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Innes, Harry

Born January 4, 1752, in Caroline County, VA
Died September 20, 1816, in Frankfort, KY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Kentucky
Nominated by George Washington on September 24, 1789, to a new seat authorized by 1 Stat. 73. Confirmed by the Senate on September 26, 1789, and received commission on September 26, 1789. Service terminated on September 20, 1816, due to death.

College of William and Mary
Read law, 1772

Professional Career:

Private practice, Bedford County, Virginia, 1773-1776
Administrator, lead and powder mines, Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia, 1776-1777
Land claims adjuster, Western Virginia, 1777-1780
Escheator, Bedford County, Virginia, 1780-1782
Superintendant of tax commissioners, Commonwealth of Virginia, 1782-1783
Assistant judge, Supreme Court of Judicature for the Kentucky District of Virginia, 1782-1784
Attorney general, Kentucky District, Commonwealth of Virginia, 1784-1789

Miscellaneous Information:

The Judiciary Act of 1801 abolished the U.S. District Court for the District of Kentucky on February 13, 1801, and assigned Innes to serve as a district judge on the U.S. Circuit Court for the Sixth Circuit. The Act was repealed on March 8, 1802, reestablishing the district court as of July 1, 1802.