John William Davis (1873 - 1955)

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Birthplace: Clarksburg, Harrison, WV, USA
Death: Died in Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA
Cause of death: pneumonia
Occupation: Attorney
Managed by: Douglas Arthur Kellner
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About John William Davis

John William Davis (April 13, 1873 – March 24, 1955) was an American politician, diplomat and lawyer. He served as a United States Representative from West Virginia (1911–1913), then as Solicitor General of the United States and US Ambassador to the UK under President Woodrow Wilson. Over a 60-year legal career, he argued 140 cases before the US Supreme Court.

Davis is best known as the Democratic Party nominee for President of the United States during the 1924 presidential election, losing to Republican incumbent Calvin Coolidge.

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April 13, 1873
Clarksburg, Harrison, WV, USA
June 20, 1899
Age 26
West Virginia, United States
July 23, 1900
Age 27
January 2, 1912
Age 38
March 24, 1955
Age 81
Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA
Glen Cove, Nassau, New York, United States