John Morgan Davis

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John Morgan Davis
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
In office
May 6, 1974 March 8, 1984
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
In office
January 7, 1964 May 6, 1974
Appointed by Lyndon B. Johnson
Preceded by Thomas C. Egan
Succeeded by Edward N. Cahn
22nd Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
In office
January 20, 1959 January 15, 1963
Governor David L. Lawrence
Preceded by Roy E. Furman
Succeeded by Raymond P. Shafer
Personal details
Born
John Morgan Davis

(1906-08-09)August 9, 1906
Shenandoah, Pennsylvania
DiedMarch 8, 1984(1984-03-08) (aged 77)
Political party Democratic
Education University of Pennsylvania (B.S.)
University of Pennsylvania Law School (LL.B.)

John Morgan Davis (August 9, 1906 – March 8, 1984) was the 22nd Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania from 1959 to 1963 and later was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania position

The Lieutenant Governor is a constitutional officer of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The lieutenant governor is elected for a four-year term in the same year as the governor. Each party picks a candidate for lieutenant governor independently of the gubernatorial primary. The winners of the party primaries are then teamed together as a single ticket for the fall general election. Democrat John Fetterman is the incumbent lieutenant governor. The lieutenant governor presides in the Senate and is first in the line of succession to the governor; in the event the governor dies, resigns, or otherwise leaves office, the lieutenant governor becomes governor.

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United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

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Education and career

Born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, Davis received a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Pennsylvania in 1929. He received a Bachelor of Laws from University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1932. He was in private practice of law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1933 to 1952. He was a judge of the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas from 1952 to 1958. He was the Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania from 1959 to 1963, under Governor David L. Lawrence. [1]

Shenandoah, Pennsylvania Borough in Pennsylvania, United States

Shenandoah is a borough in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States, located in the anthracite-mining region approximately 200 miles (320 km) west of New York City and 108 miles northwest of Philadelphia. It is distinct from Shenandoah Heights, which is part of West Mahanoy Township immediately to the north.

Pennsylvania State of the United States of America

Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The Appalachian Mountains run through its middle. The Commonwealth is bordered by Delaware to the southeast, Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, Lake Erie and the Canadian province of Ontario to the northwest, New York to the north, and New Jersey to the east.

A Bachelor of Science is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for completed courses that generally last three to five years, or a person holding such a degree.

Federal judicial service

Davis received a recess appointment from President Lyndon B. Johnson on January 7, 1964, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania vacated by Judge Thomas C. Egan. He was nominated by President Johnson to the same seat on February 3, 1964. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 14, 1964, and received his commission on March 17, 1964. He assumed senior status due to a certified disability on May 6, 1974. His service was terminated on March 8, 1984, due to his death. [1]

In the United States, a recess appointment is an appointment by the President of a federal official when the U.S. Senate is in recess. Under the U.S. Constitution's Appointments Clause, the president is empowered to nominate, and with the advice and consent (confirmation) of the United States Senate, make appointments to high-level policy-making positions in federal departments, agencies, boards, and commissions. A recess appointment under Article II, Section 2, Clause 3 of the Constitution is an alternative method of appointing officials that allows the filling of vacancies to maintain the continuity of administrative government through the temporary filling of offices during periods when the Senate is not in session.

Lyndon B. Johnson 36th president of the United States

Lyndon Baines Johnson, often referred to as LBJ, was an American politician who served as the 36th president of the United States from 1963 to 1969. Formerly the 37th vice president of the United States from 1961 to 1963, he assumed the presidency following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. A Democrat from Texas, Johnson also served as a United States Representative and as the Majority Leader in the United States Senate. Johnson is one of only four people who have served in all four federal elected positions.

Thomas C. Egan was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Roy E. Furman
Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
1958
Succeeded by
Stephen McCann
Political offices
Preceded by
Roy E. Furman
Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
1959–1963
Succeeded by
Raymond P. Shafer
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