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John William DAVIS

(1916-1992)

DAVIS, John William, a Representative from Georgia; born in Rome, Floyd County, Ga., September 12, 1916; attended the public schools; University of Georgia at Athens, A.B., 1937 and from the law school of the same university, LL.B., 1939; was admitted to the bar in 1939 and commenced practice in Rome, Ga.; served in the War Department Headquarters from July 1942 to December 1945, and assigned to the Counter Intelligence Corps, serving for a time in South America; moved to Summerville, Ga., in 1946 and resumed the practice of law; solicitor general of the Rome Circuit from December 27, 1950 to January 1, 1953; elected judge of the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit for six years, and served from January 1, 1955, until his resignation December 31, 1960; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-seventh and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1961-January 3, 1975); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law; was a resident of St. Simons Island, Ga., until his death on October 3, 1992.

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

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