Davis, James J. (James John), 1873-1947

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1873-10-27
Death 1947-11-22
Gender:
Male
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

U.S. secretary of labor and senator from Pennsylvania.

From the description of Papers of James J. Davis, 1920-1945 (bulk 1930-1945). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449170

Biographical Note

  • 1873, Oct. 27: Born James J. Davies, Tredagar, Wales
  • 1881: Immigrated to the United States with his parents
  • 1884: Apprenticed as a puddler's assistant in iron works, Sharon, Pa.
  • 1893 - 1902 : Moved to Elwood, Ind., and worked as city clerk
  • 1903 - 1907 : Recorder, Madison County, Ind.
  • 1907 - 1947 : Active with the Loyal Order of Moose, serving as supreme organizer and director general
  • 1914: Married Jean Rodenbaugh
  • 1921 - 1930 : Secretary of labor in the Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover administrations
  • 1931 - 1945 : Senator from Pennsylvania
  • 1942: Ran unsuccessfully for govenor of Pennsylvania
  • 1947: Administrative assistant to Senator William Langer of North Dakota
  • 1947, Nov. 22: Died, Takoma Park, Md.

From the guide to the James J. Davis, 1895-1946, (bulk 1921-1945), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Industrial relations--United States
  • Political campaigns--United States
  • Fraternal organizations--United States
  • Industrial relations
  • Lotteries
  • Governmental investigations
  • Governmental investigations--United States
  • Strikes and lockouts
  • Trials--United States
  • Strikes and lockouts--United States
  • Campaign funds
  • Lotteries--United States
  • Campaign funds--Pennsylvania
  • Fraternal organizations
  • Unemployment--United States
  • Social security--United States
  • Labor--United States
  • Voluntarism--United States
  • Trials
  • Unemployment

Occupations:

  • Senators, U.S. Congress--Pennsylvania
  • Cabinet officers

Places:

  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)