Robert Trimble

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Robert Trimble
Former Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
From: May 9, 1826 – August 25, 1828
Nominator John Quincy Adams
Predecessor Thomas Todd
Successor John McLean
Spouse(s) Nancy Timberlake
Religion Protestant

Robert Trimble (November 17, 1776 – August 25, 1828) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Trimble wrote the opinion for Ogden v. Sanders - ruled that a state bankruptcy law that applied to debts incurred after the passage of the statute did not violate the Contract Clause.[1] This was the only opinion that Chief Justice John Marshall dissented from.


  1. Robert Trimble - Kentucky, Court, Marshall, Nationalist, Law, and District (English). law.jrank.