James Porter Davis Edit Profile
Bachelor of Arts, Mercer U., 1908. Studied University of Chicago, summer 1911, Columbia, 1916-1917.
June 1950); children—James Porter (killed in action, 1944), Edwin Lanier, Theodore, Jean Katherine. Married second, Helen Louise Van Tuyl, March 25, 1951. Began as teacher in secondary schools, 1908-1916.
American consul at Marseilles, France, 1917-1921, Bangkok, Siam, 1921-1922, Shanghai, China, 1922-1925. Engaged in private business, 1925-1933. Successively economic advisor to NRA, executive secretary Ulman Committee on Prison Labor Problems.
Member Prison Industries Reorganization Board and executive secretary same, 1935-1940. Later consultant Price Stabilization Division, National Defense Advisory Commission. Associate price executive, liaison officer with Canadian Wartime Prices and Trade Board.
Adviser on price control to Cuban and Bolivian goverments. Acting territorial director, Puerto Rico. Adviser on Latin-American Relations.
Regional administrator, Territories and Possessions, Office of Price Administration. Director Division Office of Territories, Department of Interior, from September 1947.
Member Prison Industries Reorganization Board and executive secretary same, 1935-1940.
Married Mabel G. Scott, June 16, 1917 (deceased.; married second, Helen Louise Van Tuyl, March 25, 1951. Children: James Porter (killed in action, 1944), Edwin Lanier, Theodore, Jean Katherine.