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Jacob E. Davis, II

Jacob E. Davis, II, American lawyer. Bar: Ohio 1963, District of Columbia 1981.


  • II, Jacob E. Davis, was born on June 21, 1934 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Son of Jacob Erastus and Eleanor (Middleton) D.

  • Education

    • AB, Princeton University, 1956. Juris Doctor summa cum laude, Ohio State University, 1963.


    • Special assistant to speaker United States House of Representatives, Washington, 1959. Special assistant to governor State of Ohio, Columbus, 1960. Associate Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, Columbus and Washington, 1963-1970, partner, since 1970, managing partner Washington office, 1980-1987.

      Chairman Task Force to Study Organization of Columbus School System, 1971-1972. Treasurer National Council on Public Policy, 1983-1984.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Ohio 1963, District of Columbia 1981.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: United Church of Christ


    Chairman National Council, Ohio State Law School, Columbus, since 1986. Member board governors Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, since 1986. Trustee Veterans Memorial Commission, Franklin County, Ohio, 1964-1969.

    Commissioner Mayor's Human Rights Commission, Columbus, 1968-1971. Served to lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1956-1959. Member American Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, National Association College and University Attorneys (member board governors 1975-1978), Phi Beta Kappa.

    Clubs: University (Washington). Athletic, Brookside Country (Columbus).


    • Married Sallie Bowden Ellis, December 3, 1967.
    • father: Jacob Erastus D.
    • mother: Eleanor (Middleton) D.
    • spouse: Sallie Bowden Ellis
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    Born June 21, 1934