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 William True Davis, Jr

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William True Davis, Jr

  • Birth 23 Dec 1919 Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 26 Feb 2003 Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA
  • Plot 3 2 F R26 GR4
  • Memorial ID 103868328

Multimillionaire businessman William True Davis, Jr. began his career in the 1950's while working as an executive running the St. Joseph-based Anchor Serum Co., an animal pharmaceutical company started in 1911 by his father William True Davis, Sr.

President Kennedy appointed True Davis Jr. to serve as Ambassador to Switzerland (1963-1965), and he was appointed by President Johnson, as the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (1965-1968).

He served as U.S. Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank, and adviser on the U.S. delegation to World Bank and IMF Marketing. In 1966, he was a U.S. delegate to the International Maritime Coordinating Organization in London. Also as chairman of the National Bank (1970-1973)

After resigning from government service, Mr. Davis ran unsuccessfully for the
 Democratic senatorial nomination from Missouri. He lost to Missouri's
 lieutenant governor, Thomas F. Eagleton, who went on to win the Senate seat.

He authored a Veterans of Foreign Wars book, "Americanism vs. Communism." 
He was a director of the National Rifle Association, the American Cancer
 Society, the Red Cross, the Metropolitan Washington Board of Trade, the Urban 
Coalition, the Federal City Council. In addition, he worked as an international financial consultant

Mr. Davis attended Cornell University and during World War II was a civilian flying
 instructor with the Army Air Corps. He was a test pilot at the Naval Air Station at Pearl Harbor and as a senior lieutenant who was honorably discharged in 1945.


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  • Created by: acousintoo
  • Added: 20 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103868328
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William True Davis, Jr (23 Dec 1919–26 Feb 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103868328, citing Mount Mora Cemetery, Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by acousintoo (contributor 47885464) .