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 David Davis

David Davis

Birth
Cecil County, Maryland, USA
Death 26 Jun 1886 (aged 71)
Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois, USA
Burial Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois, USA
Plot Section G, Lot 659
Memorial ID 3555 · View Source
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United States Supreme Court Associate Justice. Born in Cecil County Maryland, he attended public school, graduated from Kenyon College Ohio, in 1832 and with a law degree form Yale University in 1835. He also served as a member of the Illinois State House of Representatives in 1845 and presided a judge over the 8th Circuit Court of Illinois (1848-62). On October 17, 1862, he received an appointment to a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court form President Abraham Lincoln. In March 1877, he resigned from the U.S. Supreme Court when he elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate. The Senate elected Davis as President Pro Tempore and after his term in 1883, he retired from civic duty. He died at his home in Bloomington, Illinois, at age 71.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 9 Sep 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3555
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Davis (9 Mar 1815–26 Jun 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3555, citing Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .