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United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island

Day, Edward William

Edward W Day
Born May 24, 1901, in Cranston, Rhode Island
Died October 22, 1985

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, United States District Court, District of Rhode Island
Received a recess appointment from Dwight D. Eisenhower on November 10, 1953, to a seat vacated by Edward L. Leahy; nominated to the same position by Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 11, 1954. Confirmed by the Senate on February 9, 1954, and received commission on February 9, 1954. Served as chief judge, 1966-1971. Assumed senior status on March 19, 1976. Service terminated on October 22, 1985, due to death.

Brown University, Ph.B., 1922
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1925

Professional Career:
Private practice, Providence, Rhode Island, 1925-1930
Clerk, Rhode Island District Court, Eighth Division, 1929-1930
First assistant attorney general, State of Rhode Island, 1930-1933
City solicitor, Cranston, Rhode Island, 1935-1943
Chairman, Rhode Island Civil Service Commission, 1939-1941