John William Davis

John William Davis

Birth
Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia, USA
Death 24 Mar 1955 (aged 81)
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Locust Valley, Nassau County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 2617 · View Source
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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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  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2617
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John William Davis (13 Apr 1873–24 Mar 1955), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2617, citing Locust Valley Cemetery, Locust Valley, Nassau County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .