John Morgan Davis

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John Morgan Davis
Judge of the United States District Court for Eastern Pennsylvania
In office
January 7, 1964 – March 8, 1984
Nominated by Lyndon Johnson
Preceded by Thomas Egan
Succeeded by Edward N. Cahn
22nd Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
In office
January 20, 1959 – January 15, 1963
Governor David Lawrence
Preceded by Roy Furman
Succeeded by Raymond Shafer
Personal details
Born (1906-08-09)August 9, 1906
Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, United States
Died March 8, 1984(1984-03-08) (aged 77)
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania Law School
Occupation Judge, politician
Profession Law

John Morgan Davis (August 9, 1906 - March 8, 1984) was the 22nd Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania from 1959 to 1963.

Early life[edit]

Davis was born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1929 a Bachelor of Science and graduated a Bachelor of Laws from University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1932.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Following his graduation Davis was in private practice until 1952.

Judgsehip[edit]

Davis served as Judge in the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas from 1952 to 1958.

Years in Office[edit]

Davis became Commonwealth Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania and served under David L. Lawrence for one term, 1959-1963.

Later Judgeship[edit]

Davis received a recess appointment to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from Lyndon B. Johnson on January 7, 1964, to a seat vacated by Thomas C. Egan, was confirmed later that year, and served until his death.

Sources[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Thomas C. Egan
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
1964–1984
Succeeded by
Edward N. Cahn
Political offices
Preceded by
Roy Furman
Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
1959–1963
Succeeded by
Raymond Shafer
Party political offices
Preceded by
Roy Furman
Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
1958
Succeeded by
Stephen McCann