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U.S. District Court in Kentucky

U.S. District Judges for Kentucky, 1789-1923 (may be incomplete!)
Harry Innes 1789-1816 John Boyle 1827-34 Thomas B. Monroe 1834-61 Bland Ballard 1861-79 William Hercules Hays 1879-80 John W. Barr 1880-99 Walter Evans 1899-1923

Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1816 Sep 20: Harry Innes, died in office.
  • 1834 Jan 28: John Boyle, died in office.
  • 1861 Sep 18: Thomas B. Monroe, resigned.
  • 1879 Jul 29: Bland Ballard, died in office.
  • 1880 Mar 7: William Hercules Hays, died in office.
  • 1899 Feb 21: John W. Barr, retired.
  • 1923 Dec 30: Walter Evans, died in office.

    U.S. District Judges for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 1901-2013 (may be incomplete!)
    Andrew McConnell January Cochran 1901-34 Mac Swinford 1937-75 Bernard T. Moynahan, Jr. 1963-84 H. David Hermansdorfer 1972-81 Eugene E. Siler, Jr. 1975-91 Scott Elgin Reed 1979-88 William Odis Bertelsman 1979- G. Wix Unthank 1980-88 Karl Spillman Forester 1988-2005 Jennifer B. Coffman 1993-2013 David L. Bunning 2002-

    Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1934 Jun 12: Andrew McConnell January Cochran, died in office.
  • 1975 Feb 3: Mac Swinford, died in office.
  • 1981 Jan 31: H. David Hermansdorfer, resigned.
  • 1984 Sep 30: Bernard T. Moynahan, Jr., took senior status.
  • 1988 Jun 14: G. Wix Unthank, took senior status.
  • 1988 Aug 1: Scott Elgin Reed, took senior status.
  • 2005 May 2: Karl Spillman Forester, took senior status.
  • 2013 Jan 8: Jennifer B. Coffman, retired.

    U.S. District Judges for the Western District of Kentucky, 1924-2017 (may be incomplete!)
    Charles Harwood Moorman 1924-25 Elwood Hamilton 1935-38 Mac Swinford 1937-75 Shackelford Miller, Jr. 1939-45 Roy M. Shelbourne 1946-64 Henry L. Brooks 1954-69 Rhodes Bratcher 1970-77 Charles M. Allen 1971-85 Eugene E. Siler, Jr. 1975-91 Edward Huggins Johnstone 1977-93 Thomas Austin Ballantine, Jr. 1977-91 Ronald E. Meredith 1985-94 Charles Ralph Simpson III 1986-2013 John Gilpin Heyburn II 1992-2014 Jennifer B. Coffman 1993-2013 Joseph H. McKinley, Jr. 1995- Gregory N. Stivers 2014- David Jason Hale 2014-

    Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1964 Nov 1: Roy M. Shelbourne, took senior status.
  • 1975 Feb 3: Mac Swinford, died in office.
  • 1977 Jul 25: Rhodes Bratcher, died in office.
  • 1985 Oct 1: Charles M. Allen, took senior status.
  • 1991 Nov 26: Thomas Austin Ballantine, Jr., took senior status.
  • 1993 Oct 22: Edward Huggins Johnstone, took senior status.
  • 1994 Dec 1: Ronald E. Meredith, died in office.
  • 2013 Jan 8: Jennifer B. Coffman, retired.
  • 2013 Feb 1: Charles Ralph Simpson III, took senior status.
  • 2014 Apr 1: John Gilpin Heyburn II, took senior status.
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