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James Hornor Davis, III

James Hornor Davis, III, American, British lawyer. Bar: West Virginia 1953.


  • III, James Hornor Davis, was born on October 9, 1928 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, United States. Son of James Hornor II and Martha (Maxwell) D.

  • Education

    • AB, Princeton University, 1950. Bachelor of Laws, University Virginia, 1953.


    • Partner firm Preston & Davis, Charleston, 1953-1965, Spilman, Thomas, Battle & Klostermeyer, Charleston, 1965-1986. Of counsel Campbell, Woods, Bagley, Emerson McNeer & Herndon, from 1987. Member West Virginia House of Delegates, 1961-1962, West Virginia Senate, 1963-1966.

      President Dingess-Rum Properties, Inc.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: West Virginia 1953.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Honorary trustee Eastern Mineral Law Foundation Served with United States Air Force, 1953-1955. Fellow American Bar Association (life). Member American Law Institute (life), American Judicature Society (director 1978-1981), West Virginia Judicial Council (chairman 1973-1981), West Virginia Bar Association (president 1985-1986), Kanawha County Bar Association, National Council Coal Lessors (chairman since 1980), West Virginia Manufacturers Association (chairman 1973-1975, honorary director).


    • Married Ouida Caldwell, July 1, 1950. Children– James Hornor IV, Lewis Caldwell.
    • father: James Hornor II D.
    • mother: Martha (Maxwell) D.
    • spouse: Ouida Caldwell
    • children: James Hornor IV III
    • Lewis Caldwell III
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    Died March 4, 2004
    (aged 75)