David Hayes Kincheloe

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David Hayes Kincheloe
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Judge of the United States Customs Court
In office
September 22, 1930 – April 30, 1948
Appointed byHerbert Hoover
Preceded byGeorge Emery Weller
Succeeded byPaul Peter Rao
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1915 – October 5, 1930
Preceded byAugustus Owsley Stanley
Succeeded byJohn Lloyd Dorsey Jr.
Personal details
David Hayes Kincheloe

(1877-04-09)April 9, 1877
Sacramento, Kentucky
DiedApril 16, 1950(1950-04-16) (aged 73)
Washington, D.C.
Resting placeOdd Fellows Cemetery
Madisonville, Kentucky
Political partyDemocratic
EducationWestern Kentucky University (B.S.)
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David Hayes Kincheloe (April 9, 1877 – April 16, 1950) was a United States Representative from Kentucky and a Judge of the United States Customs Court.

Education and early life[edit]

Born near Sacramento, Kentucky, Kincheloe attended the public schools and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Bowling Green Business College (now Western Kentucky University) in 1898.[1] He read law, was admitted to the bar in 1899, and commenced practice in Calhoun, Kentucky. He served as prosecuting attorney of McLean County, Kentucky from 1902 to 1906. He moved to Madisonville, Kentucky in 1906 and continued the practice of law.[2]

Congressional service[edit]

Kincheloe was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives of the 64th United States Congress and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1915, until his resignation on October 5, 1930, having been appointed to the bench.[1]

Federal Judicial Service[edit]

Kincheloe received a recess appointment from President Herbert Hoover on September 22, 1930, to a seat on the United States Customs Court vacated by Judge George Emery Weller. He was nominated to the same position by President Hoover on December 4, 1930. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 22, 1931, and received his commission on January 29, 1931. His service terminated on April 30, 1948, due to his retirement.[2]


Kincheloe died in Washington, D.C., on April 16, 1950.[2] He was interred in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Madisonville.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "David Hayes Kincheloe". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  2. ^ a b c David Hayes Kincheloe at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Augustus Owsley Stanley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
John Lloyd Dorsey Jr.
Legal offices
Preceded by
George Emery Weller
Judge of the United States Customs Court
Succeeded by
Paul Peter Rao