David William Lanier, American judge, farmer. Bar: Tennessee 1959, United States District Court (western district) Tennessee 1960. Member of Church Christ, Tennessee Bar Association, Dyer County Bar Association (president, vice president, secretary treasurer 1959-1966), Shriners, Hess, Moose, Rotary, Rotary.
Private practice, Dyersburg, Tennessee, 1959—1982. Mayor, 1966—1980; judge, circuit and chancery, law and equity courts. With juvenile and probate courts Dyersburg, Tennessee, since 1982.
Delaware Constitutional Convention Nashville, 1959. Alderman, Dyersburg, 1964—1965. Chairman Dyer County Democratic Executive Committee, Dyersburg, 1968—1972.
Served with Air National Guard, 1959-1965.