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Lawyer

James Cox Davis, American lawyer. member Davis, McLaughlin & Hise, since 1926.

Background

Davis, James Cox was born on September 2, 1857 in Keokuk, Iowa, United States. Son of Caleb F. and Caroline T. (Cox) Davis.

Education

Educated Keokuk public schools and Hellmuth Boys’ College, London, Ontario.

Career

City solicitor, 1881-1883, mayor, 1885-1887. Appointed general attorney for Iowa of Commerce.&N.W. Railway Company, January 1, 1903, and moved to’ Des Moines. Appointed general solicitor C.&N.W. R.R., under federal administration, April 23, 1918, and moved to Chicago.

Appointed general counsel United States R.R. Administration, June 15, 1920, and moved to Washington. Appointed (1921) director general railroads and agent of the President in liquidating and settling controversies rising out of federal control (resigned, 1926). Member Davis, McLaughlin & Hise, since 1926.

Membership

Member Davis, McLaughlin & Hise, since 1926.

Connections

Married Clara B. Mooar, December 10, 1884 (died 1895).; married second, Louise M. Pomeroy, August 15, 1901. Children: Daniel M., Ora (Mistress.

father:
Caleb F. Davis

mother:
Caroline T. (Cox) Davis

spouses:
Clara B. Mooar

Louise M. Pomeroy

children:
Daniel M. Davis

Ora (Mrs Davis