Joseph Edward Davies Edit Profile
Bachelor of Arts, University of Wisconsin, 1898, Bachelor of Laws, 1901, Doctor of Laws, 1941. Doctor of Philosophy, Presbyterian College of South Carolina., 1937. Doctor of Philisophy, University of Brussels, 1939.
Doctor of Laws, Indiana University, 1942. Doctor of Literature, Rollins College, Florida, 1944. Doctor of Science, Clarkson College of Technology, 1945.
Doctor of Laws, University of Wales, Cardiff, 1946.
Admitted to Wisconsin bar, 1901. Practice, Wisconsin, 1902-1913, Washington, 1918-1936, resumed practice, 1941. State’s attorney, 1902-1906.
Past secretary and Wisconsin member Democratic National Committee. Chairman western headquarters Democratic campaign, Chicago, 1912. Commissioner Corporation United States, 1913-1915.
Ex-officio member War Industries Board. Chairman Federal Trade Commission, 1915-1916. Nominated candidate United States Senate, March 1918.
Economics adviser to President Wilson at Versailles Conference, 1918. Counsel for government of Mexico, 1920. Counsel for government of Peru in arbitration proceedings before President of the United States in Tacna Arica controversy with Chile.
Also served as counsel goverments United States, Holland, Greece, Dominican Republic. Counsel for taxpayers in Ford Stock Valuation Tax Case, 1924-1927. Counsel for claimant in arbitration United States and Egypt in Salem Case.
Counsel to President Republic of Santo Domingo in refinancing external loan, 1932-1936. Ambassador United States to The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 1936-1938. Ambassador from United States to Belgium and minister to Luxembourg, 1938-1939.
Special envoy of President Roosevelt with rank of ambassador to confer with Marshal Stalin, May-June 1943. Special envoy of President Truman with rank of ambassador to confer with Prime Minister Churchill, June 1945. Special adviser to President Truman and Secretary of State Byrnes, with rank of ambassador, to Potsdam Conference, July-August 1945.
Appointed special assistant to Secretary of State Hull, in charge War Emergency Problems and Policies, 1939-1941. Vice chairman Democratic National Committee, 1936. Chairman President Roosevelt’s Inaugural Committee, 1941, 1945.
Chairman the President’s War Relief Control Board, 1942-1946.
Member Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Upsilon, Sigma Delta Chi. Vice president Honorary Society of Cymmrodorion for the Encouragement of Art, Literature and Science of Wales (London, England.). Clubs: Metropolitan, Chevy Chase (Washington).
Married Emlen Knight, September 10, 1902. Children: Eleanor (Mistress Millard Tydings), Rahel (Mistress E. Fontaine Broun), Emlen Knight (Mistress Robert L. Grosjean).