Edward William Day

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Edward William Day (May 24, 1901 – October 22, 1985) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Cranston, Rhode Island, Day received a Ph.B. from Brown University in 1922 and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1925. He was in private practice in Providence, Rhode Island from 1925 to 1930, and was a law clerk for the Eighth District Court of Rhode Island from 1929 to 1930. He was a First assistant state attorney general of Rhode Island from 1930 to 1933, and was a city solicitor for Cranston, Rhode Island from 1935 to 1943. He was Chairman of the Rhode Island Civil Service Commission from 1939 to 1941.

On November 10, 1953, Day received a recess appointment from Dwight D. Eisenhower to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island vacated by Edward L. Leahy. Formally nominated on January 11, 1954, Day was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 9, 1954, and received his commission the same day. He served as chief judge from 1966 to 1971, and assumed senior status on March 19, 1976, serving in that capacity until his death.

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