The Probate Court, established under the laws of the Northwest Territory in 1788, consisted of a Probate Judge and two Judges of the Court of Common Pleas (Pease, Op. Cit. 9). Under the Constitution of 1802, it lost its identity completely in the Court of Common Pleas. It emerged as a separate Court in 1852, with a single Judge serving a 3-year term, under the Constitution of 1851 (Art. IV, Secs. 7, 8). The term of office was changed to 4 years and then 6 years, by Constitutional Amendments in 1912 and 1947. Under a 1973 Constitutional Amendment (Art. IV, Sec. 4), the Probate Court and Judge assumed their present status as a Division and Judge of the Court of Common Pleas.
 
 
 
Charles G. Ladd Jan. to Aug., 1852
R. D. Hammond (Vice Charles G. Ladd) Aug. to Oct., 1852
Constant Bryan 1852 - 1854
Noah M. Humphrey 1854 - 1860
William M. Dodge (Died in July) 1860 - 1861
Samuel A. Lane (Vice William M. Dodge) (Died July, 1861) July 24 to July 26, 1861
Asahel H. Lewis (Vice Samuel A. Lane) July to Oct., 1861
Stephen H. Pitkin (Vice Asahel H. Lewis, Unexpired Term) 1861 - 1864
Stephen H. Pitkin 1864 - 1869
Ulysses L. Marvin 1869 - 1875
Samuel C. Williamson 1875 - 1881
Nathaniel W. Goodhue (Died in September) 1881 - 1883
Charles R. Grant (Vice Nathaniel W. Goodhue) 1883 - 1884
Charles R. Grant 1885 - 1891
Edward W. Stuart 1891 - 1897
George M. Anderson 1897 - 1903
William E. Pardee 1903 - 1909
E. O. Lytle 1909 - 1916
Lewis D. Slusser 1917 - 1933
Dean F. May 1933 - 1949
Vincent Zurz (Died June 29, 1963) 1949 - 1963
Nathan Koplin (Vice Vincent Zurz) 1963 - 1967
Nathan Koplin 1967 - 1979
James V. Barbuto (Resigned July 15, 1980) 1979 - 1980
Nathan Koplin (By Assignment) April 3 to Aug. 18, 1980
Willard F. Spicer (By Appointment and Election/Unexpired Term) Aug. 19, 1980 - 1985
Willard F. Spicer 1985 - 2011
Honorable R. R. Denny Clunk (By Assignment) March 28 to Nov. 17, 2011
Todd McKenney (By Appointment) Nov. 18, 2011 to Dec. 31, 2012
Honorable Elinore Marsh Stormer (By Election/Unexpired Term) Jan. 1, 2013 to Present
 
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