Edward B. Davis

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Edward B. Davis
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
In office
1997–2000
Preceded by Norman Charles Roettger Jr.
Succeeded by William J. Zloch
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
In office
October 5, 1979 – June 30, 2000
Appointed by Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Seat established by 92 Stat. 1629
Succeeded by Jose E. Martinez
Personal details
Born Edward Bertrand Davis
(1933-02-10)February 10, 1933
West Palm Beach, Florida
Died May 24, 2010(2010-05-24) (aged 77)
Miami, Florida
Education Fredric G. Levin College of Law (J.D.)
New York University School of Law (LL.M.)

Edward Bertrand "Ned" Davis (February 10, 1933 – May 24, 2010) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Education and career[edit]

Born in West Palm Beach, Florida, Davis served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955. He received a Juris Doctor from the Fredric G. Levin College of Law at the University of Florida in 1960 and a Master of Laws from New York University School of Law in 1961. He was in private practice in Miami, Florida from 1961 until 1979.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Davis was nominated by President Jimmy Carter on August 10, 1979, to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 4, 1979, and received his commission on October 5, 1979. He served as Chief Judge from 1997 to 2000. His service terminated on June 30, 2000, due to retirement.[1]

Death[edit]

Davis died on May 24, 2010, in Miami.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 92 Stat. 1629
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
1979–2000
Succeeded by
Jose E. Martinez
Preceded by
Norman Charles Roettger Jr.
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
1997–2000
Succeeded by
William J. Zloch