Bois, Edward Church Du was born on January 12, 1848 in London, England. Son of Edward Church and Emma Davison (in 1857, in New York, father assumed his mother’s maiden name, “Du Bois,” for himself, his wife and children).
Educated Friends’ Academy, New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1863-1865.
Educated Friends’ Academy, New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1863-1865. Married Jennie Roberts, February 24, 1872. Admitted to bar, Boston, 1870.
Clerk police court, Haverhill, Massachusetts, 1872-1877. Removed to Providence, Rhode Island, November 1877. Admitted to Rhode Island bar, 1877.
Attorney general of Rhode Island, 1894-1897. Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Rhode Island, March 3, since 1899(chief justice from January 13, 1909).