|Birth: ||Jun. 3, 1907|
|Death: ||Apr., 1981|
Richard Beale Davis was born on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. In 1927 he graduated from Randolph-Macon College, the alma mater of so many of his forebears, and in 1933 took his Master of Arts at University of
Virginia. He capped his degrees with his Ph. D. at the University in 1936.
Career: Instructor Virginia, 1933-1936; Associate Professor Mary Washington College, 1936-1940; Associate Professor South Carolina, 1940-1946; Professor South Carolina, 1946-1947; Professor Tennessee, 1947-1962; Alumni Distinguished Service Professor Tennessee, 1962-1977; Professor Emeritus Tennessee, 1977-; Visiting Professor various universities; Specialist Lecturer U.S Department of State, 1957; Member Fulbright Board, 1958-1961; Member Executive Board Center for Editions of American Authors, 1963-1969; Member Editorial Board American Literature, 1965-1968
Richard acknowledges his wife in his forward to an article about George Sandys which was published by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in January of 1955:
"Finally, in a customary fashion which is nonetheless a most sincere acknowledgement of a debt, I thank my wife, Lois Bullard Davis, who accompanied me on most of my travels in search of materials, transcribed documents, and collated editions of Sandys' writings."
Henry Woodhouse Davis (1878 - 1936)
Margaret Josephine Wills Davis (1881 - 1954)
Lois Camp Bullard Davis (1909 - 1994)
Richard Beale Davis (1907 - 1981)
Mary Eleanor Davis Williamson (1913 - 1988)*
Created by: Candy
Record added: Dec 01, 2010
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