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A. Arthur Davis

A. Arthur Davis, American lawyer, director. Bar: Iowa 1952, United States Circuit Court Appeals (8th circuit). 1959, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1975, District of Columbia 1968. Recipient National award People to People Program, 1961, Brotherhood award Des Moines chapter National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1981.

Background

  • Davis, A. Arthur was born on October 12, 1928 in Sioux City, Iowa, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Specialized Studies with honors, Northwestern University, 1950. Juris Doctor, Northwestern University, 1952.

    Career

    • Practice law, Des Moines, from 1955. Associate Brody, Parker, Roberts, Thoma & Harris, 1955-1959. Partner Davis, Hockenberg, Wine, Brown, Koehn & Shors and predecessor firms, from 1959.

      Lecturer public speaking Drake University, 1955-1960. Director various publicly held corporations. Chairman joint committee Iowa Bar Association-Iowa Investment Bankers Association, 1971-1975.

      Member United States 8th Circuit Judge Nominating Commission, 1978-1980.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Iowa 1952, United States Circuit Court Appeals (8th circuit). 1959, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1975, District of Columbia 1968.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Judaism

    Membership

    Member Des Moines Commission on Human Rights, 1960-1963, United States Holocaust Memorial Council, 1980-1987. Member Board Education Des Moines Indiana Community School District, 1963-1969, president, 1966-1967. Member visiting committee Northwestern University School Law, 1980.

    Member Governor's Commission on State and Local Government, 1964-1968, Insurance Commissioner's Special Committee on State Regulation, 1967-1968. Board directors Planned Parenthood Association Iowa, president, 1976. Member advisory panel on making government work better Democratic National Committee, 1981-1985.

    Board directors Iowa Product Development Corporation, 1983-1985, Des Moines International Airport Board, since 1993. Member Lieutenant Governor's Iowa Tomorrow Committee, 1983-1985. State chairman Iowa Democratic Party, 1985-1987, member Democratic National Committee, 1985-1987.

    Board of trustees, 1985-1987, member, vice chairman board governors since 1987, Drake University. Chairman Boy Scouts American Annual Dinner, 1993. Served to 1st lieutenant Army of the United States, 1953-1955.

    Member Des Moines Chamber of Commerce (director 1973-1975, 80—, president 1979, chair Soviet Advisory Board since 1990), Corporation for International Trade (board directors since 1991), J.B. Demos (board directors), Northwestern University Law Alumni Association (president 1977-1978), Des Moines Club, Order of Coif, Delta Sigma Rho, Phi Delta Phi, Phi Epsilon Pi.

    Connections

    • Son of Edward R. and Isabel (Baron) D. Divorced; children: Pamela Benham, Mark Baron.
    • father: Edward R. Davis
    • mother: Isabel (Baron) Davis
    • children: Pamela Benham Davis
    • Mark Baron Davis
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