|Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah|
|Assumed office |
November 1, 1999
|Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah|
|Preceded by||David Kent Winder|
|Succeeded by||Dee Benson|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah|
October 16, 1985 – November 1, 1999
|Appointed by||Ronald Reagan|
|Preceded by||Aldon J. Anderson|
|Succeeded by||Paul G. Cassell|
August 12, 1933
|Education||Brigham Young University (B.S.)|
S.J. Quinney College of Law (J.D.)
David Sam (born August 12, 1933) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah.
Born on August 12, 1933, in Hobart, Indiana, Sam received a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in 1957. He received a Juris Doctor from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah in 1960. He was a United States Air Force Captain in the JAG Corps from 1961 to 1963. He was in private practice of law in Duchesne, Utah and Roosevelt, Utah from 1963 to 1973. He was a Duchesne County attorney from 1966 to 1972. He was a Duchesne County Commissioner from 1972 to 1974. He was in private practice of law in Duchesne from 1973 to 1976. He was a District Judge of the Fourth Judicial District of Utah from 1976 to 1985. He was part-time faculty at Brigham Young University from 1977 to 1985.
Sam was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on September 9, 1985, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Utah vacated by Judge Aldon J. Anderson. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 16, 1985, and received commission the same day. He served as Chief Judge from 1997 to 1999. He assumed senior status on November 1, 1999.