History of the Federal Judiciary

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Davis, John Morgan
Born August 9, 1906, in Shenandoah, PA
Died March 8, 1984

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Received a recess appointment from Lyndon B. Johnson on January 7, 1964, to a seat vacated by Thomas C. Egan; nominated to the same position by Lyndon B. Johnson on February 3, 1964. Confirmed by the Senate on March 14, 1964, and received commission on March 17, 1964. Assumed senior status due to certified disability on May 6, 1974. Service terminated on March 8, 1984, due to death.

University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1929
University of Pennsylvania Law School, LL.B., 1932

Professional Career:
Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1933-1952
Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County [Pennsylvania], 1952-1958
Lieutenant governor, Pennsylvania, 1959-1963

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, September 3, 1963; no Senate vote


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