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James Curran DAVIS

(1895-1981)

DAVIS, James Curran, a Representative from Georgia; born in Franklin, Heard County, Ga., May 17, 1895; attended the public schools, Reinhardt College, Waleska, Ga., and Emory College, Oxford, Ga.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1919 and commenced practice in Atlanta, Ga.; during the First World War enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served from December 24, 1917, until his discharge on January 11, 1919; served as a first lieutenant and captain in the Judge Advocate General’s Department, Officers Reserve Corps; resumed the practice of law; member of the State house of representatives from De Kalb County 1924-1928; attorney for the Georgia Department of Industrial Relations 1928-1931 and for De Kalb County 1931-1934; judge of superior courts, Stone Mountain judicial circuit, 1934-1947; delegate to Democratic National Convention in 1948; elected as a Democrat to the Eightieth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1963); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress; resumed the practice of law; publisher of the Atlanta (Ga.) Times, 1964-1965; member, boards of directors, Salem Campground and De Kalb Federal Savings and Loan Association, Atlanta, Ga., where he resided until his death there on December 18, 1981; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan, Ga.

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

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