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John William Davis
Birth: Apr. 13, 1873
Clarksburg
Harrison County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 24, 1955
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA

U.S. Congressman. Born in Clarksburg, West Virginia, he graduated from the literary department of Washington and Lee University, in 1892, graduated from its law department in 1895, was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Clarksburg. He was a professor of law at Washington and Lee University, (1896-97), member of the West Virginia State House of Delegates in 1899, delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1904, president of the West Virginia Bar Association in 1906 and a member of the West Virginia Commission on Uniform State Laws in 1909. In 1911, he was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and Sixty-third Congresses, serving until 1913, when he resigned to be a member to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Robert W. Archbald, judge of the United States Commerce Court. He then was Solicitor General of the United States, (1913-18) and appointed Ambassador to the Court of St. James England, serving (1918-21). An unsuccessful Democratic candidate for President of the United States in 1924, he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1932 and practiced law in New York, until his death at age 81 in Charleston, South Carolina. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  John James Davis (1835 - 1916)
  Anna Kennedy Davis (1841 - 1917)
 
 Spouse:
  Julia Terrill McDonald Davis (1873 - 1900)*
 
 Children:
  Julia McDonald Davis Adams (1900 - 1993)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Locust Valley Cemetery
Locust Valley
Nassau County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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John William Davis
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