John W. Davis Papers, Series XII: Seventh District Federal FundingJohn W. Davis Papers, Series XII: Seventh District Federal Funding

John W. Davis Papers, Series XII: Seventh District Federal Funding

Descriptive Summary

Title: John W. Davis Papers, Series XII: Seventh District Federal Funding
Creator: Davis, John W., 1916-1992
Dates: 1972-1974
Extent: 1.0 box (.5 linear feet)
Collection Number: RBRL/132/JWD
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: John W. Davis Papers, Series XII: Seventh District Federal Funding files contain incoming and outgoing correspondence, notices, and lists of contacts regarding federal funding (from landfills to ballet projects) that Davis helped to obtain for the counties in his district from 1972 to 1974. These files represent a more complete set of records than is found in the "grants" portion of Series I. Speech-Press.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

John W. Davis, Jr. was born in Rome, Georgia on September 12, 1916 to John Camp Davis and Era DeLay. He graduated from the University of Georgia in Athens with an A.B. in 1937 and an LL.B. in 1939. He was admitted to the bar in 1939 and commenced practicing law in Rome, Georgia. Davis served in the War Department Headquarters from July 1942 to December 1945, and was assigned to the Counter Intelligence Corps, serving for a time in South America. He moved to Summerville, Georgia in 1946 and resumed practicing law. From December 27, 1950 to January 1, 1953, he served as solicitor general of the Rome Circuit. Davis was elected judge of the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit for six years, and served from January 1, 1955 , until his resignation December 31, 1960. The following year, Davis was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-seventh and to the six succeeding Congresses (1961-1975). Davis served on the House Administration Committee (1965-1970), the House Foreign Affairs Committee (1971-1974), and the Science and Astronautics Committee (1961-1974), chairing the Subcommittee of Science, Research, and Development. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress. He married Vivian Hawkins of Walker County, Georgia on February 6, 1944, and they had three children, Katherine, John W. Jr., and Mary Ellen. Vivian died in 1969, and, later in life, Davis married Bridget Christmo. Davis practiced law in St. Simons Island until his death on October 3, 1992.

Scope and Content

John W. Davis Papers, Series XII: Seventh District Federal Funding files contain incoming and outgoing correspondence, notices, and lists of contacts regarding federal funding (from landfills to ballet projects) that Davis helped to obtain for the counties in his district from 1972 to 1974. These files represent a more complete set of records than is found in the "grants" portion of Series I. Speech-Press.

Organization and Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Preferred Citation

John W. Davis Papers, Richard B. Russell Library for political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Processing Notes

Photographs and artifacts have been removed from the papers for preservation. Some newspaper clippings were photocopies and newspaper print removed from the collection.

User Restrictions

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

Copyright Information

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared by Russell staff, 2008.


Related Materials

Access Points

Legislators--United States.
United States. Congress. House.
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Currency.
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Housing and Domestic Finance.
United States. Congress. Joint Economic Committee.

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

XII. Seventh District Federal Funding,

Extent: 1.0 box
Extent: (.5 linear feet)
Scope and Content: This series contains incoming and outgoing correspondence, notices, and lists of contacts regarding federal funding (from landfills to ballet projects) that Davis helped to obtain for the counties in his district from 1972 to 1974. These files represent a more complete set of records than is found in the "grants" portion of Series I. Speech-Press.
BoxFolder
11General, 1972-1973
12Bartow, 1972-1974
13Catoosa [empty]
14Chattoga, 1972-1974
15Cobb, 1972-1974
16Cobb OEDP [Overall Economic Development Program] Committee, 1972
17Dade, 1972-1974
18Douglas, 1972
19Floyd, 1972-1974
110Gordon, 1972
111Haralson [empty]
112Murray [empty]
113Paulding, 1972-1973
114Polk, 1972-1973
115Walker, 1971-1974
116Whitfield, 1972-1974