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John MacDougall Davis Edit Profile

Lawyer

John MacDougall Davis, American lawyer. Bar: Washington 1940. Recipient Distinguished Eagle Scout award, 1982.

Background

Davis, John MacDougall was born on February 20, 1914 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Son of David Lyle and Georgina (MacDougall) Davis.

Education

Bachelor, University Washington, 1936. Bachelor of Laws, Juris Doctor, University Washington, 1940.

Career

Associate Poe, Falknor, Emory & Howe, Seattle, 1940-1945. Private practice, 1945-1946. Partner Davis & Riese, 1946-1948, Emory, Howe, Davis & Riese, Seattle, 1948-1950, Howe, Davis & Riese, Seattle, 1951-1953, Howe, Davis, Riese & Aiken, Seattle, 1953-1958, Howe, Davis, Riese & Jones, Seattle, 1958-1968, Davis, Wright, Todd, Riese & Jones, Seattle, 1969-1985.

Of counsel Davis, Wright & Jones, 1985-1989, Davis Wright Tremaine, Seattle, since 1990. Lecturer University Washington Law School, 1947-1952. President Seattle Bar Association, 1960.

With United States National Guard, 1931-1934.

Achievements

  • Bar: Washington 1940.

Membership

Board directors Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle, 1952-1979, president, 1970-1972. Board directors Pacific Science Center, 1971-1990, director emeritus, since 1990, past president, past chairman. Trustee Whitman College, 1971-1986, chairman, 1983-1986.

Board directors Blue Cross Washington and Alaska, 1982-1989, Diabetic Trust Fund, since 1954, Washington Student Loan Guaranty Association, 1978-1983. Member advisory board Chief Seattle council Boy Scouts American. Member Mercer Island School Board, 1956-1966.

Member American Bar Association, Washington State Bar Association (merit award 1965), Seattle-King County Bar Association (president 1960-1961), Order of Coif, Rainier Club (Seattle), The Mountaineers Club (Service award, 1974), Phi Delta Phi, Alpha Delta Phi. Clubs: Rainier (Seattle).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Mountain climbing.

Connections

Married Ruth Anne Van Arsdale, July 1, 1939. Children: Jean, John, Bruce, Ann, Margaret, Elizabeth.

father:
David Lyle Davis

mother:
Georgina (MacDougall) Davis

spouse:
Ruth Anne Van Arsdale

child:
Jean Davis

child:
John Davis

child:
Bruce Davis

child:
Ann Davis

child:
Margaret Davis

child:
Elizabeth Davis