Charles B. Davis

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Charles B. Davis (March 9, 1877 – March 3, 1943) was a United States federal judge.


Born in Hannibal, Missouri, Davis received an A.B. from the University of Missouri in 1902 and an LL.B. from the University of Missouri in 1905. He was in private practice in St. Louis, Missouri from 1905 to 1909. He was an assistant circuit attorney of St. Louis from 1909 to 1912, returning to private practice from 1912 to 1914, then serving as an associate city counselor for St. Louis from 1914 to 1915. Davis was a judge on the Circuit Court of Missouri from 1916 to 1924.

On January 21, 1924, Davis was nominated by President Calvin Coolidge to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri created by 42 Stat. 837. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 31, 1924, and received his commission the same day. Davis served in that capacity until his death, in 1943, in Hot Springs, Arkansas.