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David Davis

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David Davis
Current Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Former Justice
Appointed by:   Abraham Lincoln
Active:   10/17/1862-3/4/1877
Preceded by:   [[John Campbell]]
Personal History
Born:   March 9, 1815
Hometown:   Maryland
Deceased:   June 26, 1886
Undergraduate:   Kenyon College, 1832
Law School:   Yale Law School

David Davis (1815-1886) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He received a recess appointment from President Abraham Lincoln on October 17, 1862. On December 1, 1862, he was officially nominated. Davis was confirmed by the Senate on December 8, 1862, and received commission that same day. He resigned on March 4, 1877.[1][2]

Davis is one of five justices nominated to the Supreme Court by President Lincoln. Davis served on The Taney Court, The Chase Court and The Waite Court.


Davis received an A.B. degree from Kenyon College in 1832 and attended Yale Law School.[1]

Professional career

  • 1877-1883: United States Senator from Illinois
  • 1848-1862: Circuit Judge, Illinois Eighth Circuit
  • 1847: Member, Illinois Constitutional Convention
  • 1844: Member, Illinois legislature
  • 1835-1848: Attorney in private practice, Illinois[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
John Archibald Campbell
Supreme Court
Succeeded by:
John Harlan I