American jurist and politician (1815-1886). A close friend to Abraham Lincoln, he served as a circuit court judge in Illinois until President Lincoln named him to the US Supreme Court, where he sat from 1862 to 1877. Uncommon 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo of Davis by Pach of New York, signed on the mount in ink, "David Davis." In fine condition. From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.
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