John J. Davis (congressman)
|John J. Davis|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from West Virginia's 1st district
March 4, 1871-March 3, 1875
|Preceded by||Isaac H. Duval|
|Succeeded by||Benjamin Wilson|
|Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates|
|Member of the Virginia House of Delegates|
John James Davis|
May 5, 1835
Clarksburg, Virginia, USA
March 19, 1916 80) (aged|
Clarksburg, West Virginia USA
|Resting place||former Odd Fellows Cemetery on South Chestnut Street in Clarksburg WV|
|Children||John W. Davis|
|Alma mater||Lexington Law School|
John James Davis was born in Clarksburg, Virginia (now West Virginia), he attended the Northwestern Virginia Academy at Clarksburg, and graduated from the Lexington Law School (now the law department of Washington and Lee University) in 1856 and was admitted to the bar that same year and commenced practice in Clarksburg, Virginia.
He was the father of John W. Davis, who followed in his father's footsteps as a lawyer and congressman.
Davis became a member of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1861 and was a member of the first convention looking toward the formation of a new State loyal to the Union, from counties of western Virginia, held April 22, 1861.
Davis was a delegate from Harrison County to the Wheeling convention June 11, 1861 and also to the Democratic National Conventions in 1868, 1876 and 1892. He served as a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1869 and 1870.
Later years and death
His political years over, Davis resumed the practice of law in Clarksburg, West Virginia.
- United States Congress. "John J. Davis (id: D000119)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- John J. Davis at Find a Grave
|United States House of Representatives|
Isaac H. Duval
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 1st congressional district
| Succeeded by|