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Name Innes, Harry
City Frankfort
State KY
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Innes, Harry
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Innes, Harry
Born January 4, 1752, in Caroline County, VA
Died September 20, 1816, in Frankfort, KY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Kentucky
Nominated by George Washington on September 24, 1789, to a new seat authorized by 1 Stat. 73. Confirmed by the Senate on September 26, 1789, and received commission on September 26, 1789. Service terminated on September 20, 1816, due to death.

Education:
College of William and Mary
Read law, 1772

Professional Career:
Private practice, Bedford County, Virginia, 1773-1776
Administrator, lead and powder mines, Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia, 1776-1777
Land claims adjuster, Western Virginia, 1777-1780
Escheator, Bedford County, Virginia, 1780-1782
Superintendant of tax commissioners, Commonwealth of Virginia, 1782-1783
Assistant judge, Supreme Court of Judicature for the Kentucky District of Virginia, 1782-1784
Attorney general, Kentucky District, Commonwealth of Virginia, 1784-1789

The Judiciary Act of 1801 abolished the U.S. District Court for the District of Kentucky on February 13, 1801, and assigned Innes to serve as a district judge on the U.S. Circuit Court for the Sixth Circuit. The Act was repealed on March 8, 1802, reestablishing the district court as of July 1, 1802.
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