History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Davis, John Warren
Born March 4, 1867, in Elizabeth City, NC
Died February 21, 1945

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Nominated by Woodrow Wilson on May 6, 1916, to a new seat authorized by 39 Stat. 48. Confirmed by the Senate on May 15, 1916, and received commission on May 15, 1916. Service terminated on June 12, 1920, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Nominated by Woodrow Wilson on May 28, 1920, to a seat vacated by Thomas Griffith Haight. Confirmed by the Senate on June 2, 1920, and received commission on June 2, 1920. Assumed senior status on April 15, 1939. Service terminated on November 24, 1941, due to resignation.

Education:
Bucknell University, B.A., 1896
Crozer Theological Seminary, B.D., 1899
University of Pennsylvania Law School, LL.B., 1906

Professional Career:
Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Camden, New Jersey, 1907-1911
State senator, New Jersey, 1911-1913
U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey, 1913-1916

 

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