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University of Florida College of Law
New York University School of Law
Edward B. Davis Wikipedia
Edward Bertrand "Ned" Davis (February 10, 1933 – May 24, 2010) was a judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Davis was born in West Palm Beach, Florida. He served in the US Army from 1953 to 1955. He received a J.D. from University of Florida College of Law in 1960 and an LL.M. from New York University School of Law in 1961. He was in private practice in Miami, Florida from 1961 until 1979, when he was first appointed a Judgeship. In 1979 he was appointed by President Jimmy Carter to serve as a United States District Judge. Davis was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 4, 1979, and received commission on October 5, 1979. He served as chief judge from 1997 to 2000 when he retired. David died in 2010 in Miami, Florida.