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Consul General of United States

John Ker DAVIS, Consul General of United States.

Background

DAVIS, John Ker was born on March 5, 1882 in Soochow, China. Son of John Wright and Alice Irene (Schmucker) Davis.

Education

Wooster University, Bachelor of Arts, 1904, Master of Arts, 1908.

Career

Salisbury, North Carolina Vice and Deputy Consul General, Canton, 1913-1914, Chefoo. 1914-1915; Consul, Antung, 1915-1919, Nanking, 1919-1927. First Secy, of Legation, Peking (charge Chinese Secretariat), 1927-1928.

In charge, American Official Mission which rescued American and European captives from Lincheng bandits, 1923. Charge, evacuation of Nanking American colony during anti-foreign attack, 1927. United States Consul General, London, England.

Membership

Clubs: American (London), Peking.

Connections

Spouse Mary Isabelle Murphy, May 29, 1912.