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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:

John W. Davis Collection

Identifier: 1995-0004
Dates: 1888-1953

John W. Davis Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0106
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

LeRoy Hodges Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0162
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

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Collection 3
Archival Object 1
Speeches, addresses, etc., American 2
Agriculture 1
Budget 1
Correspondence 1
Economists 1