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politician , member of the Idaho Senate

Bart McKay Davis, American Lawyer. Bar: Idaho 1981, United States District Court Idaho 1981, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1987, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1989. Chair Young Representatives Idaho, 1983-1984. Member Rotary.


Davis, Bart McKay was born on March 7, 1955 in Rapid City, South Dakot. Son of Harold William and Enid (Lee) Davis.


Brigham Young University (Bachelor of Arts). University of Idaho (Juris Doctor).


Early Life and Born in Rapid City, South Dakota, Davis was raised in Idaho. Davis received a B.A. from Brigham Young University in 1978 and a J.D. in 1980 from the University of Idaho's College of Law in Moscow. Following his graduation he was co-counsel on a tax case before the United States Supreme Court in 1990 (Davis vs United States of America, 495 US 472).

In 1998, Davis was elected to the Idaho Senate. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the State of Idaho, United States District Court, District of Idaho and District of Arizona, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and United States Supreme Court. Since 2001, Davis has been a commissioner to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL).

Since his election, he has chaired several interim committees, including Guardianship/Conservatorship and Task Force to Study Campaign Financing for Judicial Elections. Davis is also a co-author of Use of Legislative History: Willow Witching for Legislative Intent, 43 University of Idaho College of Law Review 585 (2007). Davis is currently serving on the following committeesJudiciary & RulesState AffairsMember, Boy Scouts of AmericaMember, Idaho Falls Education Advisory Council since 1998Rotarian, Idaho Falls Rotary Club since 1983Board Member, Idaho Law Review Advisory Board, College of Law, University of Idaho (2006–2007)Board Member, Eastern Idaho Special Services Agency (2000–2004)Member, Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium Organ Fun (1989–1990).


  • Mr. Davis has been honored as a recipient of the following awards:Special Recognition for Extraordinary Contributions to the Improved Administration of Justice in Idaho. Idaho Judicial Conference 2010Professor Boyd A. Martin Award. Idaho Association of CitiesOutstanding Republican Elected Official Award by Region VII.

    Idaho Republican Party2009 Legislator of the Year. Idaho State Republican PartyLeadership to Eastern Idaho Award. Idaho Falls Chamber of CommerceCesar Chavez/Dolores Huerta Farmworker Justice AwardLeadership Award (2009)Shooting Star Award (2004)2004 & 2009 National Leadership Award.

    State Government Affairs Council.


People can get salvation through the grace of God, but also through their own actions. Part of the work of salvation has been done through the redemption of Jesus Christ. However, people have to work hard in order to attain the full quality of eternal life.


He is currently the Idaho Senate Majority Leader, a member of Legislative Council, and a board member of the Idaho Bond Bank Authority.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: skiing, golf, music.


Married Marion Woffinden, August 18, 1976. Children: Christopher, Weston, Cameron, Jill, Rebecca, Annie.

Harold William Davis

Enid (Lee) Davis

Marion Woffinden

Christopher Davis

Weston Davis

Cameron Davis

Jill Davis

Rebecca Davis

Annie Davis