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Davis, James Paxton, Jr.



  • Existence: 1925 - 1994


A.B., Johns Hopkins, 1949. Assistant professor of journalism, W&L, 1953; associate professor, W&L, 1958; professor, W&L, 1963-76. Author: Two Soldiers, 1956, etc. See Who's Who, 1980-1981.Davis began college at Virginia Military Institute in 1942. A year later, he began a three year tour of duty with the Army of China, Burma, and India. He completed his bachelor's degree in 1949 at John's Hopkins University in Baltimore. Davis was on the board of the Virginia State Library from 1986 to 1990. He also was a visiting scholar at Cambridge University in 1973 and an honorary member of the Virginia Writer's Club. (Citation: Roanoke Times and World News, Obituary of Paxton Davis, Writer)

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Photograph of Paxton Davis

Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0112
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A photograph of author and W&L Journalism professor Paxton Davis (James Paxton Davis, Jr.).The photograph was retouched for reproduction in the Washing and Lee Alumni magazine.

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