William Davies (Georgia)

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William Davies (July 8, 1775 – April 30, 1829) was a Georgia-based politician and lawyer who filled many roles throughout his life.

Born in Savannah, Georgia, Davies read law, and entered private practice in Savannah in 1798. That same year he was briefly a member of Georgia House of Representatives, a role he also occupied from 1807 to 1808 and again in 1814. He was an alderman of Savannah from 1804 to 1808, from 1809 to 1811, from 1815 to 1818, and finally from 1822 to 1823. He was a member of the Georgia State Senate from 1809 to 1810, from 1824 to 1825, and in 1827. In 1807 he served as mayor of Savannah. He was a U.S. Attorney for the District of Georgia in 1819.

On January 11, 1819, Davies was nominated by President James Monroe to a seat as a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Georgia, vacated by William Stephens. Davies was confirmed by the United States Senate that same day, and received his commission three days later. He resigned March 9, 1821. He was a judge to the Georgia Superior Court, Eastern District, from 1828 to 1829, when he died in Savannah.

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