THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NOMINATES JUDGE ANDRE M. DAVIS TO THE FEDERAL BENCH The President today nominated Judge Andre M. Davis to the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Judge Andre M. Davis, of Ellicott City, Maryland, has served as a United States Dictrict Court Judge for the District of Maryland since 1995. Judge Davis began his legal career as a federal law clerk, first for the Honorable Frank A. Kaufman of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and then for the Honorable Francis D. Murnaghan of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Judge Davis is being nominated to fill the seat of the late Judge Murnaghan, for whom Davis clerked two decades ago.
After his clerkships, Judge Davis worked briefly for the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights Division and then returned to Baltimore to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney. He also worked as a visiting professor and then as an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Law. In 1987, Governor William Donald Schaefer appointed Judge Davis to serve as Associate Judge of the Baltimore City District Court and subsequently elevated Judge Davis to the Circuit Court of Baltimore City in 1990. In November 1992, Judge Davis was elected to a fifteen-year term on the Circuit Court of Baltimore City bench, where he served as a judge until his ascension to the District Court bench in 1995.
Judge Davis received his B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1971 and his J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1978.