David Thomas Lewis
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
In office
December 3, 1977 – September 28, 1983
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
In office
1970–1977
Preceded byAlfred P. Murrah
Succeeded byOliver Seth
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
In office
June 5, 1956 – December 3, 1977
Appointed byDwight D. Eisenhower
Preceded byOrie Leon Phillips
Succeeded byMonroe G. McKay
Personal details
Born
David Thomas Lewis

(1912-04-25)April 25, 1912
Salt Lake City, Utah
DiedSeptember 28, 1983(1983-09-28) (aged 71)
Salt Lake City, Utah
EducationUniversity of Utah (BA)
S.J. Quinney College of Law (JD)

David Thomas Lewis (April 25, 1912 – September 28, 1983) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Education and career

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Lewis received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Utah in 1935 and a Juris Doctor from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah in 1937. He was in private practice in Salt Lake City from 1938 to 1950. He was in the United States Army during World War II, from 1945 to 1946. He was a member of the Utah House of Representatives from 1947 to 1948. He was a Utah state district judge from 1950 to 1956.[1]

Federal judicial service

Lewis was nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on May 17, 1956, to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit vacated by Judge Orie Leon Phillips. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 4, 1956, and received his commission on June 5, 1956. He served as Chief Judge and a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States from 1970 to 1977. He assumed senior status on December 3, 1977. Lewis served in that capacity until his death on September 28, 1983 in Salt Lake City.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Orie Leon Phillips
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
1956–1977
Succeeded by
Monroe G. McKay
Preceded by
Alfred P. Murrah
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
1970–1977
Succeeded by
Oliver Seth