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John Ker DAVIS

John Ker DAVIS, Consul General of United States.


  • DAVIS, John Ker was born on March 5, 1882 in Soochow, China. Son of John Wright and Alice Irene (Schmucker) Davis.

  • Education

    • Wooster University, Bachelor of Arts, 1904, Master of Arts, 1908.


    • Salisbury, North Carolina Vice and Deputy Consul General, Canton, 1913-1914, Chefoo. 1914-1915; Consul, Antung, 1915-1919, Nanking, 1919-1927. First Secy, of Legation, Peking (charge Chinese Secretariat), 1927-1928.

      In charge, American Official Mission which rescued American and European captives from Lincheng bandits, 1923. Charge, evacuation of Nanking American colony during anti-foreign attack, 1927. United States Consul General, London, England.


    Clubs: American (London), Peking.


    • Spouse Mary Isabelle Murphy, May 29, 1912.
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    Born March 5, 1882