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Shelby Moore Cullom Davis

Shelby Moore Cullom Davis, American investment company executive, consultant.


  • Davis, Shelby Moore Cullom was born on March 20, 1937 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Shelby Cullom and Kathryn (Wasserman) Davis.

  • Education

    • AB with honors, Princeton University, 1958.


    • Vice president in charge equity research Bank of New York, New York City, 1958-1966. Founding partner Davis, Palmer & Biggs, 1966-1978. Senior vice president Fiduciary Trust Company, 1978-1983, consultant, 1983-1998.

      President various mutual funds Davis Selected Advisers, Santa Fe, 1983-1998, also director all mutual funds, 1969-1978, 83-98.


    • Contributor articles to Finance Analysts Journal.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Board directors, trustee Beekman Downtown Hospital, New York City, early 1960s. Board directors American Cancer Society, New York City, early 1970s. Trustee United World College, since 1988, Teton Science School, 2001-2006, Princeton University, since 2006.

    Member advisory board College of the Atlantic, since 1999. Founder Davis United World College Scholars Program, since 1998. Member New York Society Security Analysts (board directors 1965), University Club, River Club (New York City), Harbor Club (Seal Harbor, Maine), Tuxedo Club (Tuxedo Park, New York ), Jupiter Island Club, Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis Club.



    Skiing, hiking, travel, swimming, tennis.


    • Married Wendy Ann Adams, June 20, 1959 (divorced 1975). Children: Andrew, Christopher, Victoria. Married Gale Abbie Lansing, April 17, 1976.

      Children: Lansing, Alida, Edith.
    • father: Shelby Cullom Davis
    • mother: Kathryn (Wasserman) Davis
    • spouses: Wendy Ann Adams
    • Gale Abbie Lansing
    • children: Andrew Davis
    • Christopher Davis
    • Victoria Davis
    • Lansing Davis
    • Alida Davis
    • Edith Davis
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    • 1958
      Princeton University
    • 1958 - 1966
      Vice president, in charge equity research Bank of New York
    • 1966 - 1978
      founding partner, Davis
    • 1983 - 1998
      president, various mutual funds Davis Selected Advisers
      Santa Fe, Argentina, Argentina