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John Boyle

John Boyle, American congressman, jurist. member Kentucky House of Representatives, 1800; member United States House of Representatives (Democrat) from Kentucky, 8th-10th congresses, 1803-1809.

Background

  • Boyle, John was born on October 28, 1774 in “Castle Woods,” near Clinch River, Virginia, United States. Son of John Boyle.

  • Education

    • Studied law under Thomas Davis.

    Career

    • Admitted to Kentucky bar, 1797, began practice of law, Lancaster, Kentucky. Member Kentucky House of Representatives, 1800. Member United States House of Representatives (Democrat) from Kentucky, 8th-10th congresses, 1803-1809, member congressional board that conducted impeachment proceedings against judges John Pickering and Samuel Chase.

      Judge Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1809-1810, chief justice, 1810-1826. United States district judge for Kentucky, 1826-1835.

    Membership

    Member Kentucky House of Representatives, 1800. Member United States House of Representatives (Democrat) from Kentucky, 8th-10th congresses, 1803-1809.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Tilford, 1797.
    • father: John Boyle. Boyle
    • spouse: Elizabeth Tilford
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    Born October 28, 1774
    Died January 28, 1835
    (aged 60)
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