David Thomas Lewis

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David Thomas Lewis (April 25, 1912 – September 28, 1983) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Lewis received a B.A. from the University of Utah in 1935 and a J.D. from the University of Utah College of Law in 1937. He was in private practice in Salt Lake City, Utah from 1938 to 1950. He was in the United States Army during World War II, from 1945 to 1946. He was a member of the Utah House of Representatives from 1947 to 1948.[1] He was a Utah state district judge from 1950 to 1956.

Lewis was a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Lewis was nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on May 17, 1956, to a seat vacated by Orie Leon Phillips. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 4, 1956, and received his commission on June 5, 1956. He served as chief judge from 1970-1977. He assumed senior status on December 3, 1977. Lewis served in that capacity until September 28, 1983, due to his death.

He died in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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