David Davis

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David Davis
Former Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
From: October 17, 1862 – March 4, 1877
Nominator Abraham Lincoln
Predecessor John A. Campbell
Successor John Harlan I
Former U.S. Senator from Illinois
From: March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1883
Predecessor John A. Logan
Successor Shelby M. Cullom
Party Republican
Religion No affiliation

David Davis (March 9, 1815 – June 26, 1886) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and a senator from Illinois. He was appointed to the Court after campaigning for Abraham Lincoln in the election of 1860. There, his most famous work was the Court's majority opinion in Ex parte Milligan - where David condemned Lincoln's establishment of military jurisdiction over civilians in peaceful areas.[1]


  1. David Davis (English) (HTML). law.jrank.