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Danny K. DAVIS

(1941- )

DAVIS, Danny K., a Representative from Illinois; born in Parkdale, Ashley County, Ark., September 6, 1941; graduated from Savage High School, 1957; B.A., Arkansas A.M. & N. College, 1961; M.S., Chicago State University, Chicago, Ill., 1968; Ph.D., Union Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1977; clerk, Chicago, Ill., Post Office, 1961-1965; teacher, Chicago Public Schools, 1962-1968; executive director, Greater Lawndale Conservation Commission, 1969; director of training, Martin L. King Neighborhood Health Center, 1969-1971; executive director, Westside Health Center, 1975-1981; alderman, Chicago, Ill., city council, 1979-1990; commissioner, Cook County, Ill., board, 1990-1996; college professor; unsuccessful candidate for the United States House of Representatives in 1984 and 1986; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Fifth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1997-present).

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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