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John W. Davis Papers, Series XIII: Office Administration

John W. Davis Papers, Series XIII: Office Administration

Descriptive Summary

Title: John W. Davis Papers, Series XIII: Office Administration
Creator: Davis, John W., 1916-1992
Inclusive Dates: 1970-1972
Language: English
Extent: 1 box(es) (.25 linear feet)
Collection Number: RBRL/132/JWD_XIII
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies

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

John W. Davis Papers, Series XIII. Office Administration files contain items Davis distributed to constituents, colleagues and friends. Also included are a few sheets of office stationery.

Organization and Arrangement

The materials are arranged alphabetically.


Administrative Information

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.

User Restrictions

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

Copyright Information

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2008.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Legislators -- United States.

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

XIII. Office Administration

These files contain items Davis distributed to constituents, colleagues and friends. Also included are a few sheets of office stationery. The materials are arranged alphabetically.
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11The American's Creed
12Correspondence [church quotations]
13Georgia House of Representatives pamphlets, 1971-1974
14Office stationary
15Old South Church Quotation
16Peace in the Valley poster