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James Hornor Davis, III, American, British lawyer. Bar: West Virginia 1953.


III, James Hornor Davis, was born on October 9, 1928 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, United States. Son of James Hornor II and Martha (Maxwell) D.


Bachelor of Arts, Princeton University, 1950;Bachelor of Laws, University Virginia, 1953.


Partner firm, Preston & Davis, Charleston, 1953-1965;partner firm, Spilman, Thomas, Battle & Klostermeyer, Charleston, 1965-1986;of counsel, Campbell, Woods, Bagley, Emerson McNeer & Herndon, Charleston, since 1987. Member West Virginia House of Delegates, 1961-1962, West Virginia Senate, 1963-1966. President Dingess-Rum Properties, Inc.

Board directors Bank One West Virginia, N.A.


Honorary trustee Eastern Mineral Law Foundation Served with United States Air Force, 1953-1955. Fellow American Bar Association (life). Member American Law Institute (life), American Judicature Society (director 1978-1981), West Virginia Judicial Council (chairman 1973-1981), West Virginia Bar Association (president 1985-1986), Kanawha County Bar Association, National Council Coal Lessors (chairman since 1980), West Virginia Manufacturers Association (chairman 1973-1975, honorary director).


Married Ouida Caldwell, July 1, 1950. Children– James Hornor IV, Lewis Caldwell.