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Little recorded information is available regarding Andrew Davison, except that he was born September 15, 1800 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania,114 and died February 4, 1871 in Greensburg, Indiana.115
Justice Davison was educated at Jefferson College in Canonsburg,
Pennsylvania.116 He then studied law, and came to Indiana in 1825 to establish his law practice.117 He was admitted to the Indiana bar at Greensburg on September 26, 1825 and began practice there. His service on the Indiana Supreme Court was from January 3, 1853 to January 2, 1865.118
114. 1 id. at 247.
115. 1 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF EMINENT AND SELF-MADE MEN OF THE STATE OF INDIANA, at dist. 4: 17-18 (Cincinnati, Western Biographical Pub. Co. 1880).
116. 1 MONKS, supra note 25, at 247.
117. 1 id. at 247-48.
118. 1 id. at 248.
Source: Browning, Minde C., Richard Humphrey, and Bruce Kleinschmidt. "Biographical Sketches of Indiana Supreme Court Justices." Indiana Law Review: Vol. 30, No. 1, 1997. View this source in PDF format.