Thomas Hoyt Davis

Thomas Hoyt Davis (July 4, 1892 – May 19, 1969) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.

Thomas Hoyt Davis
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
In office
June 30, 1961 – May 19, 1969
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
In office
1949–1961
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byWilliam Augustus Bootle
Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
In office
January 30, 1945 – June 30, 1961
Appointed byFranklin D. Roosevelt
Preceded byBascom Sine Deaver
Succeeded byJ. Robert Elliott
Personal details
Born
Thomas Hoyt Davis

(1892-07-04)July 4, 1892
Braselton, Georgia
DiedMay 19, 1969(1969-05-19) (aged 76)
Resting placeVienna, Georgia
EducationMercer University (A.B.)
read law

Education and careerEdit

Born in Braselton, Georgia, Davis received an Artium Baccalaureus degree 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 in Georgia from 1927 to 1933. He was the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia from 1933 to 1945.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

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 Judge Bascom Sine 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 on May 19, 1969.[1] Judge Davis was buried in the Vienna City Cemetery in Vienna, Georgia.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Thomas Hoyt Davis at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ "Thomas Hoyt Davis". Retrieved 8 February 2021.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
1945–1961
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Office established
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
1949–1961
Succeeded by