John Boyle

Judge, District of Kentucky, 1827-d. 1834

John Boyle served as federal district judge of the Kentucky District from 1827 to 1834. Boyle was born on October 28, 1774 in Botetourt County, Virginia. He moved with his father to Whitley's Station, Kentucky and read law in 1797. In 1800, he became a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives. Boyle was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1803 and served for three terms. In 1826, President John Quincy Adams recess-appointed him to the U.S. District Court of Kentucky. President Adams re-nominated Boyle to the position on December 13, 1826, during the regular congressional session. On February 12, 1827, he was confirmed by the Senate and served as a federal district court judge until his death on January 28, 1834.