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Thomas Colburn Davis

Thomas Colburn Davis, business executive.


  • Davis, Thomas Colburn was born on January 17, 1887 in Kanawa County, West Virginia, United States. Son of T.O.M. and Elizabeth (Dickinson) Davis.

  • Education

    • Student West Virginia public schools.


    • With Kanawha National Bank, Charlestown, West Virginia to 1916. Located in New York, 1927. Director Missouri Pacific Railroad, from 1941, Michigan Chemical Corporation, from 1941.

      President, director Centennial Development Company, from 1944. Director American Chain & Cable Company, Detroiter Mobile Homes, Mobile Homes Finance Company, Brightwater Paper Company, World Trade Morris Foundation, John Jay Nesbitt, Inc., Sormir Petroleum Corporation. Executive, trustee, Wm.

      T. Morris estate from 1946. Border service with West Virginia National Guard. Overseas, World War I.

      Student War College, 1923. Member War Department General Staff 1924-1927.


    Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington).


    • Married Sara Swisher, August 10, 1917. Children: Thomas Colburn (deceased), Helen (Mistress Herbert C. Wohlers).
    • father: T.O.M. Davis
    • mother: Elizabeth (Dickinson) Davis
    • spouse: Sara Swisher
    • children: Thomas Colburn Davis (deceased)
    • Helen Davis (Mistress Herbert C. Wohlers)
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    Born January 17, 1887