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Robert Trimble

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Robert Trimble
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Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Former Justice
Position:   Seat #6
Service:
Appointed by:   John Quincy Adams
Active:   5/9/1826-8/25/1828
Preceded by:   Thomas Todd
Succeeded by:   John McLean
Past post:   District of Kentucky
Past term:   1/31/1817-5/9/1826
Personal History
Born:   November 17, 1776
Hometown:   Augusta County, VA
Deceased:   August 25, 1828
Law School:   Read law, 1803

Robert Trimble was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He joined the court in 1826 after a nomination from President John Quincy Adams. He served the Supreme Court until his death on August 25, 1828. Prior to joining the court, Trimble served on the United States District Court for the District of Kentucky.[1]

Trimble was one of two justices nominated to the Supreme Court by President Adams, and the only one to be confirmed. He served during The Marshall Court.[2]

Education

Trimble received his legal education by reading law.[1]

Professional career

Judicial career

Supreme Court

Trimble was nominated to the Supreme Court by President John Quincy Adams on April 11, 1826, to a seat vacated by Justice Thomas Todd. He was confirmed by the Senate on May 9, 1826, and received commission that same day. He served until his death on August 25, 1828.[1] He was succeeded to this post by Justice John McLean.

District of Kentucky

Trimble was previously a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Kentucky. He was nominated by President James Madison on January 28, 1817, to fill a seat vacated by Harry Innes. He was confirmed by the Senate on January 31, 1817, and received commission that same day. He served in this position until May 9, 1826.[1] He was succeeded to this post by John Boyle.

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Political offices
Preceded by:
Harry Innes
District of Kentucky
1817–1826
Succeeded by:
John Boyle
Preceded by:
Thomas Todd
Supreme Court
1826–1828
Seat #6
Succeeded by:
John McLean



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