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John W. Davis

John W. DavisAKA John William Davis

Born: 13-Apr-1873
Birthplace: Clarksburg, WV
Died: 24-Mar-1955
Location of death: Charleston, SC
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Remains: Buried, Locust Valley Cemetery, Locust Valley, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Attorney, Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Solicitor General, 1913-18

Former personal attorney for J. Pierpont Morgan.

Democratic candidate for the presidency in 1924, losing to Calvin Coolidge.

Father: John James Davis (US Congressman, b. 1835, d. 1916)
Mother: Anna Kennedy (b. 1841, d. 1917)
Sister: (five sisters)
Wife: Julia T. McDonald (m. 20-Jun-1899, d. 17-Aug-1900, one daughter)
Daughter: Julia Davis Adams (author, b. 1900, d. 1993)
Wife: Ellen G. Bassel ("Nell", m. 2-Jan-1912, d. 1943)

    High School: Pantops Academy, Charlottesville, VA (1889)
    University: BA Latin, Washington and Lee University (1892)
    Law School: LLB, Washington and Lee University (1895)
    Professor: Law, Washington and Lee University (1896-97)

    Stetson, Jennings & Russell Partner (1921-)
    US Ambassador to the United Kingdom (1918-21)
    US Solicitor General (1913-18)
    US Congressman, West Virginia 1st (1911-13)
    West Virginia State House of Delegates (1899-1903)
    Member of the Board of AT&T
    American Bar Association President (1922)
    Association of the Bar of the City of New York President (1931)
    Council on Foreign Relations Founding President
    Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks
    Freemasonry
    Pilgrims Society
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity
    Rockefeller Foundation Trustee (1922-39)
    West Virginia State Bar President (1906)


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