David Davis

Personal

Birthday: 
3/9/1815
Birthplace: 
Cecil County, MD
Date of Death: 
6/26/1886
Place of Death: 
Bloomington, IL
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Pekin, Illinois, 1835-1836
Private practice, Bloomington, Illinois, 1836-1848
State representative, Illinois, 1844
Delegate, Illinois constitutional convention, 1847
Judge, Illinois Circuit Court, Eighth Judicial Circuit, 1848-1862
U.S. senator from Illinois, 1877-1883

Education

Name of School: 
Kenyon College
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1832
Name of School - Second: 
Read law
Degree Year - Second: 
1834
Name of School - Third: 

Yale University Law School

Located in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale Law School, is one of the world's premier law schools. It offers an unmatched environment of excellence and educational intimacy in the form of world renowned faculty, small classes, limitless opportunities for clinical training, and strong encouragement of public service. Small by design, our impact on the world is measured by its accomplished graduates and its ongoing scholarship and outreach through 17 centers and projects.

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
Supreme Court of the United States
Court Name: 

Supreme Court of the United States

President Nominating: 
Abraham Lincoln
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
12/08/1862
Termination Date: 
03/04/1877
Termination Reason: 
Resignation
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Eighth Circuit, October 29, 1862-April 7, 1867
Seventh Circuit, April 8, 1867-March 4, 1877

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