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David Davis
President pro tempore of the United States Senate
In office
October 13, 1881 – March 3, 1883
Preceded by Thomas F. Bayard, Sr.
Succeeded by George F. Edmunds
United States Senator
from Illinois
In office
March 4, 1877 – March 4, 1883
Preceded by John Logan
Succeeded by Shelby Cullom
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
In office
October 17, 1862 – March 4, 1877
Nominated by Abraham Lincoln
Preceded by John Campbell
Succeeded by John Harlan
Personal details
Born (1815-03-09)March 9, 1815
Cecil County, Maryland, U.S.
Died June 26, 1886(1886-06-26) (aged 71)
Bloomington, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Whig (Before 1854)
Republican (1854–1870)
Liberal Republican (1870–1872)
Independent (1872–1886)
Spouse(s) Sarah Woodruff Walker (1838–1879)
Relations David Davis IV (great-grandson)
Children 2
Education Kenyon College (BA)
Yale University (LLB)

David Davis (March 9, 1815 – June 26, 1886) was an American politician and lawyer. He was the United States Senator from Illinois and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. He also was Abraham Lincoln's campaign manager at the 1860 Republican National Convention.

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