Thomas Hoyt Davis

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Thomas Hoyt Davis (July 4, 1892 – May 19, 1969) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Braselton, Georgia, Davis received an A.B. from Mercer University in 1913 and read law to enter the bar in 1916. He was in private practice in Georgia from 1916 to 1926. He was a State solicitor general of the Cordele Judicial Circuit, Georgia from 1927 to 1933. He was the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia from 1933 to 1945.

On January 3, 1945, Davis was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to a seat on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia vacated by Bascom S. Deaver. Davis was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 29, 1945, and received his commission on January 30, 1945. He served as chief judge from 1949 to 1961, assuming senior status on June 30, 1961 and serving in that capacity until his death.