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jg Constitutional provision in 1850 made this office elective for a term of six
ad years. (110)
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ld, y (In 1802 the circuit court clerk, by constitutional provision made in
is - 1799, was required to have been a resident of the county for one year pre-‘
re- ceding his appointment (lll), but in 1850, when his office became elective,
sher, ‘ the residential qualifications were changed and he was required to have re-
quired · sided in the state two years, and in-the county one year, prior to his elec-
1 . tion, as he is today. (112) ( (
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of the It was not until 1850 that_constitutional provision specified any age
Lthe , limit for the circuit court clerk, at which time he was required to be at
1g. least twenty-ono years of age·as he must be today. (115)
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mrk Qualifications _ H _ 4 ~·
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1 the 1 When the circuit court clerk was appointed, he was required to produce
K a certificate signed by a majority of the judges of the court of appeals,
that he was qualified to perform the duties of his office. (114)
1 Oath. A _( 1 (
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Ly 1 i The Constitution of 1799 provided that all civil officers should take_
1 oath to support the constitution and faithfully discharge the duties of their
~ office and this provision applied to the circuit-court clerk when he assumed
nurt office in April 1805. (115) In 1850, additional provision required that he
y must not have participated in any manner in duels. (116) Q
( From 1850 to the present, the circuit court clerk has been required to`
give surety bond in such amount, and as often, as required by law. (117)
s givm1’ Removal ·
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n.AprH . ___ _The circuit court clerk has always been liable for removal from office
09) ( by the judge of the court of appeals, upon information and good cause shown,
______ _ with the concurrence of two-thirds of the members of that court_present. (118)
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' 111. Comer, gg gzgg, ART. 3, ssc. 9.` ‘ r
112. Comer, gg iggg, ART, 6, ssc, 2, Comer, gg iggi, sac, 100. . -
113. ggggg, gg lggg, Amr, 6, ssc. 2; CoNsT. gg jggl, ssc. 100. _( . ~ ·
114. CeusT. gg lzgg, ART, 4, SEC,10; Comer, gg lggg, ART, 6, SEC,2;CON5T. gg 1891,ssc.100.
» 115, Comer, gg izgg, ART, 6, SEC. 1. ` . ·
116. ggggg, gg iggg, ART, 8, sac, 1} CONST, gg gggl, SEC. 228. . - 1 • ‘
117. Comer. gg lggg, Amr, 6, sac, 9; comet, gg iggl,_ssc, 103; gggg; 1891-93, P. 534;
1928, P. 407; 1934, pn, 60—62. ( ( ( . ·
(A P18. Comer, gg gZgg,Aa1,4, s;c,10; coms?. gg 1e50,AnT,4, SEC.39;CONST. gg l§gi,sEC.124.