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U.S. District Court in Tennessee

U.S. District Judges for Tennessee, 1797-1853 (may be incomplete!)
John McNairy 1797-1802 Morgan Welles Brown 1834-53

Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1853 Mar 7: Morgan Welles Brown, died in office.

    U.S. District Judges for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 1802-2017 (may be incomplete!)
    John McNairy 1802-33 West Hughes Humphreys 1853-62 Connally Findlay Trigg 1862-80 Charles Dickens Clark 1895-1908 Edward T. Sanford 1908-23 Leslie Rogers Darr 1939-61 Frank Wiley Wilson 1961-82 Herbert Theodore Milburn 1983-84 Thomas Gray Hull 1983-2002 James Howard Jarvis II 1984-2002 Robert Allan Edgar 1985-2005 Curtis Lynn Collier 1995-2014 Harry Sandlin Mattice, Jr. 2005- Travis Randall McDonough 2015-

    Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1833 Sep 1: John McNairy, resigned.
  • 1862 Jun 26: West Hughes Humphreys, removed.
  • 1880 Apr 25: Connally Findlay Trigg, died in office.
  • 1908 Mar 15: Charles Dickens Clark, died in office.
  • 1961 Mar 15: Leslie Rogers Darr, took senior status.
  • 1982 Sep 29: Frank Wiley Wilson, died in office.
  • 2002 Feb 28: James Howard Jarvis II, took senior status.
  • 2002 Oct 1: Thomas Gray Hull, took senior status.
  • 2005 Oct 7: Robert Allan Edgar, took senior status.
  • 2014 Oct 31: Curtis Lynn Collier, took senior status.

    U.S. District Judges for the Middle District of Tennessee, 1853-2017 (may be incomplete!)
    West Hughes Humphreys 1853-62 Connally Findlay Trigg 1862-80 Charles Dickens Clark 1895-1908 Edward T. Sanford 1908-23 Leslie Rogers Darr 1939-40 Elmer David Davies 1939-57 William Ernest Miller 1955-70 L. Clure Morton 1970-84 Robert L. Echols 1992-2007 William Joseph Haynes, Jr. 1999-2014 Kevin Hunter Sharp 2011-17

    Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1862 Jun 26: West Hughes Humphreys, removed.
  • 1880 Apr 25: Connally Findlay Trigg, died in office.
  • 1908 Mar 15: Charles Dickens Clark, died in office.
  • 1957 Jan 7: Elmer David Davies, died in office.
  • 1984 Jul 31: L. Clure Morton, took senior status.
  • 2007 Mar 1: Robert L. Echols, took senior status.
  • 2014 Dec 1: William Joseph Haynes, Jr., took senior status.
  • 2017 Apr 15: Kevin Hunter Sharp, resigned.

    U.S. District Judges for the Western District of Tennessee, 1802-2017 (may be incomplete!)
    John McNairy 1802-33 West Hughes Humphreys 1853-62 Connally Findlay Trigg 1862-78 Eli Shelby Hammond 1878-1904 John E. McCall 1905-20 Harry Bennett Anderson 1926-35 John Donelson Martin, Sr. 1935-40 Marion S. Boyd 1940-66 Bailey Brown 1961-79 Robert Malcolm McRae, Jr. 1966-86 Harry Walker Wellford 1970-82 Odell Horton 1980-95 Jerome Turner 1987-2000 Jon Phipps McCalla 1992-2013 Bernice Bouie Donald 1995-2011 Samuel H. Mays, Jr. 2002-15 J. Daniel Breen 2003-17 Stanley Thomas Anderson 2008-

    Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1833 Sep 1: John McNairy, resigned.
  • 1862 Jun 26: West Hughes Humphreys, removed.
  • 1904 Dec 17: Eli Shelby Hammond, died in office.
  • 1920 Aug 8: John E. McCall, died in office.
  • 1935 Apr 9: Harry Bennett Anderson, died in office.
  • 1966 Aug 1: Marion S. Boyd, took senior status.
  • 1986 Dec 31: Robert Malcolm McRae, Jr., took senior status.
  • 1995 May 16: Odell Horton, took senior status.
  • 2000 Feb 12: Jerome Turner, died in office.
  • 2013 Aug 23: Jon Phipps McCalla, took senior status.
  • 2015 Jul 1: Samuel H. Mays, Jr., took senior status.
  • 2017 Mar 18: J. Daniel Breen, took senior status.
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