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John W. Davis Papers, Series XVI: Artifacts and Memorabilia

John W. Davis Papers, Series XVI: Artifacts and Memorabilia

Descriptive Summary

Title: John W. Davis Papers, Series XVI: Artifacts and Memorabilia
Creator: Davis, John W., 1916-1992
Inclusive Dates: 1936, 1969-1974
Language: English
Extent: 1 box(es)
Collection Number: RBRL/132/JWD_XVI
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: John W. Davis Papers, Series XVI: Artifacts and Memorabilia include campaign buttons, name tags, printing plates, license plates, and plaques.

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 XVI: Artifacts and Memorabilia include campaign buttons, name tags, printing plates, license plates, and plaques.


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.

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2008.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Legislators -- United States.
Political campaigns -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

XVI. Artifacts and Memorabilia

This series includes campaign buttons, name tags, printing plates, license plates, and plaques.
box
1"Davis '74" buttons, 1974
1"Davis" buttons
1"d" pin
1"Eskimo Indian Aleut - AFN" pin given to Davis in appreciation of his stand on Alaskan Native Rights
1John W. Davis signature printing block
1Davis portrait printing plate
1Glass marble
1American Legion 50th Anniversary medalion, 1969
1Piece of Stone Mountain
1Name tags
1O.A.E. Golf and Country Club membership card
1Chess card
1Euharlee Farmers Club Barbecue, Gatewood Park, card, 1974
1John Camp Davis campaign for House of Representatives card, 1936
1Donation cards to the YMCA of Georgia
1Plaque, "Honorable John W. Davis in appreciation for your efforts in our behalf GA. N.G. Technicians, 1972-1973, ACT"
1Plaque, "Presented by the City of Marietta Hospital Authority to Honorable John W. Davis in appreciation of his interest and support to Kennestone Hospital", 1970 June 12
1License plates
1Inauguration automobile police pass, 1973
1McDonald bumpersticker
1"John W. Davis, Georgia" name plate
box
OS1Newspapers, Lindbergh in Paris (1927) and Grandest Parade Ever Given Here (1905), 1905, 1927