John W. Davis, US Congress

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John William Davis

Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: Clarksburg, Harrison, WV, USA
Death: March 24, 1955 (81)
Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA (pneumonia)
Place of Burial: Glen Cove, Nassau, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John J. Davis, US Congress and Anna Davis
Husband of Julia T Davis and Ellen Graham Davis
Father of Julia McDonald Adams
Brother of Lillie Preston; Emma K Davis; Anna Richardson and Estelle Davis

Occupation: Attorney
Managed by: Douglas Arthur Kellner
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About John W. Davis, US Congress

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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John W. Davis, US Congress's Timeline

April 13, 1873
Clarksburg, Harrison, WV, USA
July 23, 1900
Age 27
March 24, 1955
Age 81
Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA
Glen Cove, Nassau, New York, United States