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Wilson, Douglas L., ed; Davis, Rodney O., ed. 'Register of Informants' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: history]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon737.html


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Davis, David (1815-86).

Born in Maryland and educated at Kenyon College, Davis came to Illinois in the 1830s to practice law, eventually settling in Bloomington. Elected as a Whig to the state legislature in 1844, he attended the state constitutional convention of 1847, devoting special attention to the judiciary. For fourteen years (1848-62) he presided over the Eighth Judicial Circuit in Illinois. AL practiced before him for

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over ten years and at times presided over Davis's court when the judge had other business. At the Republican convention in Chicago in 1860, Davis managed AL's nomination effort, and in February 1861 he accompanied AL to Washington, D.C., for the inauguration. In 1862 AL appointed Davis to the U.S. Supreme Court. At AL's death, Davis was executor of his estate. (Dictionary of American Biography; National Cyclopedia of American Biography)

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed; Davis, Rodney O., ed. 'Register of Informants' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: history]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon737.html
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