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John W. Davis Papers, Series III: Personal

John W. Davis Papers, Series III: Personal

Descriptive Summary

Title: John W. Davis Papers, Series III: Personal
Creator: Davis, John W., 1916-1992
Inclusive Dates: 1961-1974
Language: English
Extent: 21 box(es) (8.75 linear feet)
Collection Number: RBRL/132/JWD_III
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: The John Davis Papers, Series III: Personal contains correspondence, invitations, thank you letters and other personal material.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

John W. Davis, Jr. was born in Rome, Georgia on September 12, 1916 to John Camp Davis and Era DeLay. He graduated from the University of Georgia in Athens with an A.B. in 1937 and an LL.B. in 1939. He was admitted to the bar in 1939 and commenced practicing law in Rome, Georgia. Davis served in the War Department Headquarters from July 1942 to December 1945, and was assigned to the Counter Intelligence Corps, serving for a time in South America. He moved to Summerville, Georgia in 1946 and resumed practicing law. From December 27, 1950 to January 1, 1953, he served as solicitor general of the Rome Circuit. Davis was elected judge of the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit for six years, and served from January 1, 1955 , until his resignation December 31, 1960. The following year, Davis was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-seventh and to the six succeeding Congresses (1961-1975). Davis served on the House Administration Committee (1965-1970), the House Foreign Affairs Committee (1971-1974), and the Science and Astronautics Committee (1961-1974), chairing the Subcommittee of Science, Research, and Development. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress. He married Vivian Hawkins of Walker County, Georgia on February 6, 1944, and they had three children, Katherine, John W. Jr., and Mary Ellen. Vivian died in 1969, and, later in life, Davis married Bridget Christmo. Davis practiced law in St. Simons Island until his death on October 3, 1992.

Scope and Content

The John Davis Papers, Series III: Personal contains correspondence, invitations, thank you letters and other personal material.

Organization and Arrangement

This series is organized into seven sections: congratulations and condolences, invitations, thank you letters, family, clippings, and flight logs.


Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

The family files are restricted for 75 years from date of creation.

Preferred Citation

John W. Davis Papers, Richard B. Russell Library for political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Processing Notes

Photographs and artifacts have been removed from the papers for preservation. Some newspaper clippings were photocopies and newspaper print removed from the collection.

User Restrictions

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

Copyright Information

Before material from collections at the Richard B. Russell Library may be quoted in print, or otherwise reproduced, in whole or in part, in any publication, permission must be obtained from (1) the owner of the physical property, and (2) the holder of the copyright. It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain both sets of permissions. Persons wishing to quote from materials in the Russell Library collection should consult the Director. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2008.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Congressional records.
Legislators -- United States.
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994.
Political campaigns -- Georgia.
United Nations.
United States. Congress. House.
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Currency.
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Housing and Domestic Finance.
United States. Congress. Joint Economic Committee.
Water resources development -- Georgia.

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

III. Personal

21 box(es)
(8.75 linear feet)
The John Davis Papers, Series III: Personal contains correspondence, invitations, thank you letters and other personal material.



A. Congratulations and Condolences

This contains carbon copies of letters, sometimes accompanied by newsclippings, sent by Davis to constituents that had made news for social achievement. The file also contains a few awards or certificates given to Davis.
1. 1974
boxfolder
11A
12B
13C
14D
15E
16F
17G
18H
19I
110J
111K
112L
113M
114Mc
115N
116O
117P
118Q
119R
120S
121T
122U
123V
124W
125X, Y, Z
2. 1961-1973
boxfolder
21A, 1961-73
22B, 1973
23B, 1969-1973
24B, 1961-1968
25C, 1973
26C, 1971-1972
27C, 1961-1970
28D, 1972-1973
29D, 1961-1971
boxfolder
31E, 1961-1973
32F, 1961-1973
33G, 1972-1973
34G, 1961-1971
35H, 1973
36H, 1971-1972
37H, 1961-1970
38I, 1961-1973
39J, 1961-1973
310K, 1961-1973
311L, 1972-1973
312L, 1961-1971
boxfolder
41M, 1972-1973
42M, 1961-1971
43Mc, 1961-1973
44N, 1961-1973
45O, 1961-1973
46P, 1972-1973
47P, 1961-1971
48Q, 1961-1973
49R, 1972-1973
410R, 1961-1971
boxfolder
51S, 1973
52S, 1961-1968
53S, 1969-1972
54T, 1961-1973
55U, 1966-1972
56V, 1961-1973
57W, 1972-1973
58W, 1961-1971
59XYZ, 1961-1973
510Miscellaneous awards and certificates, 1937, 1977, 1986
box
OS1Certificate designating John Davis an honorary citizen of Louisville, KY, 1971



B. Invitations

This contains 1) Accepted 2) Delined 3) Sponsored 4) Pending Invitations for social events and speaking engagements.
1. Accepted
boxfolder
61Invitations - accepted, 1974 December
62Invitations - accepted, 1974 November
63Invitations - accepted, 1974 October
64Invitations - accepted, 1974 September
65Invitations - accepted, 1974 August
66Invitations - accepted, 1974 July
67Invitations - accepted, 1974 June
68Invitations - accepted, 1974 May
69Invitations - accepted, 1974 April
610Invitations - accepted, 1974 March
611Invitations - accepted, 1974 February
612Invitations - accepted, 1974 January
boxfolder
71Invitations - accepted, 1973 December
72Invitations - accepted, 1973 November
73Invitations - accepted, 1973 October
74Invitations - accepted, 1973 September
75Invitations - accepted, 1973 August
76Invitations - accepted, 1973 July
77Invitations - accepted, 1973 June
78Invitations - accepted, 1973 May
79Invitations - accepted, 1973 April
710Invitations - accepted, 1973 March
711Invitations - accepted, 1973 February
712Invitations - accepted, 1973 January
boxfolder
81Invitations - accepted, 1972 December
82Invitations - accepted, 1972 November
83Invitations - accepted, 1972 October
84Invitations - accepted, 1972 September
85Invitations - accepted, 1972 August
86Invitations - accepted, 1972 July
87Invitations - accepted, 1972 June
88Invitations - accepted, 1972 May
89Invitations - accepted, 1972 April
810Invitations - accepted, 1972 March
811Invitations - accepted, 1972 February
812Invitations - accepted, 1972 January
boxfolder
91Invitations - accepted, 1971 December
92Invitations - accepted, 1971 November
93Invitations - accepted, 1971 October
94Invitations - accepted, 1971 September
95Invitations - accepted, 1971 August
96Invitations - accepted, 1971 July
97Invitations - accepted, 1971 June
98Invitations - accepted, 1971 May
99Invitations - accepted, 1971 April
910Invitations - accepted, 1971 March
911Invitations - accepted, 1971 February
912Invitations - accepted, 1971 January
913Invitations - accepted, 1970 December
914Invitations - accepted, 1970 November
915Invitations - accepted, 1970 October
916Invitations - accepted, 1960s
2. Delined
boxfolder
101Invitations - declined, 1974 December
102Invitations - declined, 1974 November
103Invitations - declined, 1974 October
104Invitations - declined, 1974 September
105Invitations - declined, 1974 August
106Invitations - declined, 1974 July
107Invitations - declined, 1974 June
108Invitations - declined, 1974 May
109Invitations - declined, 1974 April
1010Invitations - declined, 1974 March
1011Invitations - declined, 1974 February
1012Invitations - declined, 1974 January
boxfolder
111Invitations - declined, 1973 December
112Invitations - declined, 1973 November
113Invitations - declined, 1973 October
114Invitations - declined, 1973 September
115Invitations - declined, 1973 August
116Invitations - declined, 1973 July
boxfolder
121Invitations - declined, 1973 June
122Invitations - declined, 1973 May
123Invitations - declined, 1973 April
124Invitations - declined, 1973 March
125Invitations - declined, 1973 February
126Invitations - declined, 1973 Janaury
boxfolder
131Invitations - declined, 1972 December
132Invitations - declined, 1972 November
133Invitations - declined, 1972 October
134Invitations - declined, 1972 September
135Invitations - declined, 1972 August
136Invitations - declined, 1972 July
13 7-8 Invitations - declined, 1972 June
boxfolder
14 1-2 Invitations - declined, 1972 May
14 3-4 Invitations - declined, 1972 April
14 5-6 Invitations - declined, 1972 March
147Invitations - declined, 1972 February
148Invitations - declined, 1972 January
boxfolder
151-2 Invitations - declined, 1971 December
153-4 Invitations - declined, 1971 November
155Invitations - declined, 1971 October
156Invitations - declined, 1971 September
157Invitations - declined, 1971 August
158Invitations - declined, 1971 July
159-10 Invitations - declined, 1971 June
boxfolder
161-2 Invitations - declined, 1971 May
163-4 Invitations - declined, 1971 April
165-6 Invitations - declined, 1971 March
167-8 Invitations - declined, 1971 February
169Invitations - declined, 1971 January
1610Invitations - declined, 1970 December
3. Sponsored
boxfolder
171Invitations - sponsored, 1974
172Invitations - sponsored, 1973
173Invitations - sponsored, 1971-1972
174Invitations - sponsored, 1969-1970
175Invitations - sponsored, 1966-1968
4. Pending
boxfolder
176Bartow County
177Calhoun (Gordon County)
178Chattooga County
179Marietta (Cobb County)
1710Rome (Floyd County)
1711Non-District



C. Thank You's

This contains incoming and outgoing correspondence between Davis and his constituents and professional associates. The subseries is arranged chronologically, latest date first.
boxfolder
181Thank you letters, 1974 February-November
182Thank you letters, 1974 January
183Thank you letters, 1973 June-December
184Thank you letters, 1973 January-May
boxfolder
191Thank you letters, 1972 July-December
192Thank you letters, 1972 January-May
193Thank you letters, 1970 November-1971 December
194Thank you letters, 1967 December-1968 October



D. Davis Family

boxfolder
201John W. Davis, Jr., 1971-1972
202Kathy Davis, 1965-1970
203Mary Ellen Davis, 1971-1972
204Vivian Hawkins Davis, 1969
205John Camp Davis, 1905, 1915-1916, 1936
206John P. Davis, 1915
207Charles L. Davis, 1915
208Passport, 1973
209Universal Aviation, Inc.
2010Clippings
2011Family newsletter
2012Clippings



E. Flight Logs

boxfolder
2013Flight logs, 1968



F. Correspondence

boxfolder
2014Correspondence - A
2015Correspondence - M
2016Correspondence - Q
2017Correspondence - R
2018Correspondence - S
boxfolder
211Correspondence - S
212Correspondence - T
213Correspondence - V
214Correspondence - W
215Correspondence - miscellaneous