Davis, Norman H. (Norman Hezekiah), 1878-1944

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Birth 1878
Death 1944

Biographical notes:

Economist, diplomat, and humanitarian.

From the description of Papers of Norman H. Davis, 1915-1960. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79322288

Biographical Note

  • 1978, Aug. 9: Born, Normandy, Bedford County, Tenn.
  • 1897 - 1900 : Attended Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., and Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
  • 1898: Married Mackie Paschall
  • 1902: Began business career in Cuba
  • 1905 - 1917 : Organized Trust Co. of Cuba and served as president of the company
  • 1917: Advisor on foreign loans to the secretary of the treasury
  • 1918: Special delgate to Spain and representative of the United States Treasury in London, England and Paris, France
  • 1919: Appointed finance commisioner of the United States to Europe American member, Armistice Commission Chairman of the finance section, Supreme Economic Council Financial advisor to Woodrow Wilson and the American Commission to Negotiate Peace Member of the Reparations and Financial Commissions Assistant secretary of the treasury
  • 1920: Under secretary of state and acting secretary of state Chairman, Conference on International Communications, Washington, D. C.
  • 1924: Chairman, League of Nations Commission to Determine the Status of Memel
  • 1927: Member, American Delegation to the International Economic Conferrence, Geneva Switzerland Member, League of Nations Financial Committee
  • 1932: Appointed member of of the organizing committee for the International Monetary and Economic Conference Chairman of the American delegation, Disarmament Conference, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1935: Head of the American delegation to the London Naval Conference
  • 1937: United States delegate, Nine-Power Conference, Brussels, Belgium
  • 1938 - 1944 : Chairman, American Red Cross
  • 1944, July 1: Died, Alexandria, Va.

From the guide to the Norman H. Davis Papers, 1898-1979, (bulk 1915-1944), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)


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  • International relations
  • Arms control
  • International economic relations
  • Disarmament
  • World War, 1914-1918--Peace
  • World War, 1914-1918--Reparations
  • Security, International
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Peace


  • Diplomats
  • Economists
  • Humanitarians


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