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John Boyle

congressman , jurist

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