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Joel Davis, American publisher.


Davis, Joel was born on April 5, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Bernard George and Sylvia (Friedman) Davis.


Bachelor of Arts, Brown U., 1957;student, Columbia University, summer 1953.


With, Davis Publs., Inc., New York City, 1957-1992;executive vice president, Davis Publs., Inc., 1959-1968;president, Davis Publs., Inc., 1969-1992;president, Sylvia Porter's Personal Finance Magazine Company, 1982-1989;president, Woodworker, Inc., Westport, Connecticut, 1993-1995;partner, Davis/Herschbein & Associations, Limited liability company, Westport, since 1996;president, Architectural Designs, Inc., Westport, since 1996. Board directors Mutual New York, Money Series Fund Inc.


National chairman university fund Brown University, 1965—1968. Board directors British American Educational Foundation, 1977—1980. Member executive committee general development council Brown University, 1962—1977, Young President Organization, 1971—1983.

Vice chairman Brown Development Council, 1968—1969. Regional director Associate Alumni Brown University, 1965—1967, trustee, member corporation, 1968—1973. Mem advisory and executive committee Brown University, 1971—1973, chairman budget and finance committee, 1971—1973, chairman national alumni schools program, 1982—1985.

Trustee Westport Public Library., 1992—2001. Chairman Westport Library. Advisory Council, since 2001.

Trustee Brookfield Craft Center, 1992—1994. President Westport Public Library., 1997—1999. Member American Arbitration Association (member national panel), Magazine Publications American (board directors 1969-1994, secretary 1979-1981, vice chairman marketing committee 1969-1973, member executive committee 1971-1988, member finance committee 1974-1988, chairman membership committee 1975-1991), Brown Club (member New York City board governors 1963-1969).


Married Carol Sue Barnett, August 3, 1958. Children: Charles Michael, Andrew Barnett, Jonathan William.

Bernard George Davis

Sylvia (Friedman) Davis

Carol Sue Barnett

Charles Michael Davis

Andrew Barnett Davis

Jonathan William Davis