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David Davis Collection

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Identifier: AV-01-06-Davis

David Davis Family Papers

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Identifier: BC153
Abstract David Davis (1815-1886) a lawyer, politician, distinguished jurist and businessman was born in Maryland, educated at Kenyon College in Ohio, and studied law at Yale University. In 1844, Davis won election as a Whig to the Illinois Legislature, and four years later was elected Judge of Illinois Eighth Judicial Circuit, where he served on the bench during Lincoln's remaining years as an attorney on the circuit. The two became close friends, and Davis worked diligently as Lincoln's campaign...

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