|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Tennessee's 5th district
March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1869
|Preceded by||William B. Campbell|
|Succeeded by||William F. Prosser|
|Born||February 7, 1812|
Roane County, Tennessee
|Died||February 23, 1884 (aged 72)|
|Alma mater||University of Nashville|
Trimble was born in Roane County, Tennessee son of James and Leticia B. Trimble, Trimble pursued classical studies under a private tutor and at the University of Nashville. He studied law and was admitted to the bar.
After beginning his practice in Nashville, Tennessee, he became Tennessee Attorney General in 1836, and served until 1842. He served as member of the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1843 and 1844, and in the Tennessee Senate in 1845 and 1846, and in 1859 and 1861. A Southern Unionist, he resigned when the state seceded. He served as a United States Attorney from April 1862 until August 1864, when he resigned. He again served in the state senate from 1865 to 1867.
- "John Trimble". Roane County Historical Society. Retrieved 5 April 2013.
- John McAuley Palmer, Personal Recollections (1901), p. 132.
- "John Trimble". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 5 April 2013.
- "John Trimble". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 5 April 2013.
- "John Trimble". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 5 April 2013.
- United States Congress. "John Trimble (id: T000374)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
|Preceded by |
William B. Campbell
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from Tennessee's 5th congressional district
William F. Prosser