1826-1828, Supreme Court Justice, Robert Trimble


This Robert Trimble mug is part of our collection of US Supreme Court biographical mugs.  An image of Robert Trimble and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Robert Trimble was a staunch Jeffersonian Republican, who in 1802 was elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives, where he served only one term.  He intensely disliked the tumult of politics and turned down two nominations to the U.S. Senate.  In 1807, he was appointed to the Kentucky Court of Appeals and then served as U.S. District Attorney from 1813-1817.  James Madison appointed Trimble to the District Court of Kentucky in 1817 where he served for eight years.  In 1826, President John Quincy Adams nominated Trimble as an associate justice to the Supreme Court where he served for two years until his death.

US Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest federal court of the United States, established in 1788 pursuant to Article Three of the U.S. Constitution.  It has the ultimate jurisdiction over all federal and state court cases involving federal laws.  The Court normally consists of the Chief Justice and eight associate justices, who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate.  Justices have lifetime tenure unless they resign, retire or are removed after impeachment.  The Supreme Court is one of the three branches of the federal government which also includes the Executive (President) and Legislative (Senate and House of Representatives).

This U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Robert Trimble History Mug is part of our U.S. Supreme Court series which includes all the U.S. Supreme Court Justices.

The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history.  The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton.  He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone.  The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.

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