History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Davis, W. Eugene
Born 1936 in Winfield, AL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
Nominated by Gerald Ford on August 5, 1976, to a seat vacated by Richard J. Putnam. Confirmed by the Senate on September 17, 1976, and received commission on September 21, 1976. Service terminated on December 9, 1983, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on November 1, 1983, to a seat vacated by Robert Andrew Ainsworth, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on November 15, 1983, and received commission on November 16, 1983. Assumed senior status on December 31, 2016.

Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1960

Professional Career:
Private practice, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1960-1964
Private practice, New Iberia, Louisiana 1964-1976


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