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Karl Spillman Forester

Biography of Karl Spillman Forester

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Forester
  • First Name: Karl
  • Middle Name: Spillman
  • Date of Birth: May , 2 , 1940
  • Place of Birth (POB): Harlan , Kentucky (US-KY, KY, 21, Ky., Ken., Kent.)
  • Date of Death: March , 29 , 2014
  • Place of Death (POD): Lexington , Kentucky (US-KY, KY, 21, Ky., Ken., Kent.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Karl Spillman Forester Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Ronald Reagan ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 03/30/1988
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Qualified
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 71 Stat. 586
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 03/30/1988
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 07/25/1988
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 07/26/1988
  • Commission Date: 07/27/1988
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 2001
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 2005
  • Retirement from Active Service: 05/02/2005
  • Date of Termination: 03/29/2014
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Karl Spillman Forester in the Law School

  • Name of School: University of Kentucky
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1962

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): University of Kentucky College of Law
  • Degree: Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1966

Karl Spillman Forester Career Path


  • Private practice, Harlan, Kentucky, 1966-1988


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