List of federal judges appointed by John Quincy Adams

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John Quincy Adams.
Robert Trimble was the only Supreme Court Justice appointed by John Quincy Adams.
Joseph Hopkinson, appointed by Adams to a district court judgeship in Pennsylvania.

Following is a list of all United States federal judges appointed by President John Quincy Adams during his presidency.[1] In total Adams appointed one Justice to the Supreme Court of the United States and eleven judges to the United States district courts.

United States Supreme Court Justices[edit]

Justice Seat State Began active
service
Ended active
service
Robert Trimble Seat 6 Kentucky May 9, 1826 August 25, 1828

United States district courts[edit]

Judge Court
[Note 1]
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Betts, Samuel RossiterSamuel Rossiter Betts S.D.N.Y. December 21, 1826 April 30, 1867
Boyle, JohnJohn Boyle D. Ky. October 20, 1826[2] January 28, 1834
Bristol, WilliamWilliam Bristol D. Conn. May 22, 1826 March 7, 1836
Caldwell, AlexanderAlexander Caldwell W.D. Va. October 28, 1825[3] April 8, 1839
Conkling, AlfredAlfred Conkling N.D.N.Y. August 27, 1825[4] August 25, 1852
Crawford, WilliamWilliam Crawford S.D. Ala.
N.D. Ala.[5]
May 22, 1826 February 28, 1849
Creighton, Jr., WilliamWilliam Creighton, Jr. D. Ohio. November 1, 1828[6] February 16, 1829
Hay, GeorgeGeorge Hay E.D. Va. July 5, 1825[7] September 21, 1830
Hopkinson, JosephJoseph Hopkinson E.D. Pa. October 23, 1828[8] January 15, 1842
Pendleton, Philip C.Philip C. Pendleton W.D. Va. May 6, 1825[9] July 29, 1825
Rossell, WilliamWilliam Rossell D.N.J. November 10, 1826[10] June 20, 1840

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ All information on the names, terms of service, and details of appointment of federal judges is derived from the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public-domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 13, 1826, confirmed by the United States Senate on February 12, 1827, and received commission on February 12, 1827.
  3. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 13, 1825, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 3, 1826, and received commission on January 3, 1826.
  4. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 13, 1825, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 14, 1825, and received commission on December 14, 1825.
  5. ^ On February 6, 1839, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama was formed from portions of the Northern and Southern Districts; as the only federal judge sitting in Alabama, Crawford was also assigned by operation of law to the Middle District as well.
  6. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 11, 1828; the United States Senate did not confirm the appointment.
  7. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 13, 1825, confirmed by the United States Senate on March 31, 1826, and received commission on March 31, 1826.
  8. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 11, 1828, confirmed by the United States Senate on February 23, 1829, and received commission on February 23, 1829.
  9. ^ Recess appointment; resigned before he was formally nominated to the office, and was therefore never considered by the United States Senate.
  10. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 13, 1826, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 19, 1826, and received commission on December 19, 1826.

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