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Mendel Jackson DAVIS

(1942-2007)

DAVIS, Mendel Jackson, a Representative from South Carolina; born in North Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., October 23, 1942; attended the North Charleston public schools; B.S., College of Charleston, 1966; J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 1970; admitted to the South Carolina bar in 1970 and commenced practice in North Charleston; district assistant to Congressman L. Mendel Rivers for ten years; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-second Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative L. Mendel Rivers, and reelected to the four succeeding Congresses (April 27, 1971-January 3, 1981); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-eighth Congress in 1980; resumed the practice of law; died on May 13, 2007, in Charleston, S.C.

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

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