Davis, John W. (John William)
- Existence: 1873-1955
A.B., 1892, LL.B., 1895, (LL.D.), 1915, W&L, LL.D., Yale, 1921; Princeton, 1924, NYU, 1951; D.C.L., Oxford, 1950, etc. (14 in all). Assistant professor of law, W&L, 1896-97; trustee, 1921-49. Ambassador to Great Britain, 1918-21. Democratic candidate for presidency, 1924. See Who's Who, 1954-55, MSS Catalog; Legal Education in Virginia, 186-95.
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
File — Box: 1, Folder: 9
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a typescript of a speech delivered at Martinsburg, West Virginia (January 4, 1905); law license (1895); statements of assets (1904-1917); correspondence, and a legal document for the purchase of real estate (1898-1930).
Dates: Inclusive 1895-1930
Scope and Contents The collection covers nearly all phases of Hodges' career as economist and public official, from 1908 until 1942, when he retired from the Army Ordnance office. Early materials include reports on Southern agriculture and immigration for various agencies. Hodges' first efforts to reform and streamline Virginia state government may be seen in the minutes and papers of the Virginia Commission on Economy and Efficiency. There is...
Dates: Inclusive 1908-1942