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Clergyman , Lawyer

James Holmes Davis, American lawyer, clergyman. Bar: New York 1960, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York 1993, United States Court Claims 1964, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1964. Recipient Human Relations award City of New Haven, 1972; named Clergyperson of Year, Council of Churches and Synagogues, Stamford, 1980.

Background

Davis, James Holmes was born on September 11, 1930 in Canton, Ohio, United States. Son of Daniel Hastings and Lucille Holmes (Phillips) Davis.

Education

Bachelor, Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio, 1952. Master of Divinity, Drew University, 1955. Juris Doctor, Brooklyn Law School, 1958.

Career

Pastor, Palermo (Ohio) Methodist Church, 1949-1951;pastor, St. James-Bensonhurst Methodist Church, Brooklyn, 1953-1954;pastor, Park Slope Methodist Church, Brooklyn, 1954-1960;pastor, Plainville (Connecticut) United Methodist Church, 1960-1966;pastor, First United Methodist Church, New Haven, 1966-1973;pastor, First United Methodist Church, Stamford, Connecticut, 1973-1980;pastor, United Methodist Church, Shrub Oak, New York, since 1980. Member Law Guardian Panel, Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties, since 1984. Member Assigned Counsel Panel, Westchester County, since 1984.

Regional director educational opportunities, Lakeland, Florida, 1996.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York 1960, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York 1993, United States Court Claims 1964, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1964.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor to Fairfield County edition New York Times, 1979.

Membership

Member Plainville Town Council, 1965. Organizer Plainville Communication Group,1965, Citizens for Humanizing Criminal Justice, New Haven, 1967, Citizens Monitoring Committee, Stamford, 1975, Gray Panthers of Fairfield County, Stamford, 1976. Member of New York State Bar Association, Westchester Bar Association, Masons.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: fishing, hunting, travel, study of law.

Connections

Married Bjorg Astrid Jansen, August 29, 1953. Children: James Holmes, Mark Stephen, Craig Michael, Daniel Geoffrey.

father:
Daniel Hastings Davis

mother:
Lucille Holmes (Phillips) Davis

spouse:
Bjorg Astrid Jansen

child:
James Holmes Davis

child:
Mark Stephen Davis

child:
Craig Michael Davis

child:
Daniel Geoffrey Davis