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

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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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referencedIn Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928. Chauncey Mitchell Depew papers, 1880-1928 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Davis, James J. (James John), 1873-1947. Papers of James J. Davis, 1920-1945 (bulk 1930-1945). Library of Congress
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Carnegie Council on Ethics & International Affairs. Carnegie Council on Ethics & International Affairs records, 1914-1996. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf James J. Davis, 1895-1946, (bulk 1921-1945) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Neel, Gregg L., 1893-1975. Papers 1873-1983. Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Heinz History Center Detre Library and Archives
creatorOf Davis, James J. (James John), 1873-1947. Letter to Harry P. Harrison. Washington, DC. 1926 June 23. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Hart, Albert Bushnell, 1854-1943. Papers, 1922-1937. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Leiserson, William M. William M. Leiserson papers, 1901-1959. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Chauncey Mitchell Depew papers, 1879-1928 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Hines, Lewis Graham, 1888-1960. Papers of Lewis Graham Hines, 1916-1959 (bulk 1939-1956). Library of Congress
referencedIn Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928. Chauncey Mitchell Depew papers, 1880-1928 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn History of the United Mine Workers, 1890-1932 :, 1926-1932. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
creatorOf Hires, Harrison Streeter, 1887-1962,. Letters. : Additions. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Lewis Graham Hines Papers, 1916-1959, (bulk 1939-1956) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Kellogg, Frank B. (Frank Billings), 1856-1937. Frank B. Kellogg papers, 1890-1942 [microform]. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Papers, 1847-1933. Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
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associatedWith Carnegie Council on Ethics & International Affairs. corporateBody
associatedWith Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933 person
correspondedWith Davies, Rhys J. (Rhys John), 1877-1954 person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928. person
associatedWith Ferguson, Homer L. (Homer Lenoir), 1873-1953. person
associatedWith Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923 person
associatedWith Harrison, Harry P, 1903- , person
associatedWith Hart, Albert Bushnell, 1854-1943. person
correspondedWith Hines, Lewis Graham, 1888-1960. person
associatedWith Hires, Harrison Streeter, 1887-1962, person
associatedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964. person
associatedWith Kellogg, Frank B. (Frank Billings), 1856-1937. person
associatedWith Leiserson, William M. person
associatedWith Loyal Order of Moose. corporateBody
associatedWith Mellon, Andrew W. (Andrew William), 1855-1937. person
associatedWith Neel, Gregg L., 1893-1975. person
associatedWith Nye, Gerald P. (Gerald Prentice), 1892-1971 person
associatedWith Pascoe, Samuel person
correspondedWith Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933 person
associatedWith United States. Congress corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. Senate corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Senatorial Campaign Expenditures. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Department of Labor. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
United States
United States
Subject
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
Occupation
Senators, U.S. Congress--Pennsylvania
Cabinet officers
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Birth 1873-10-27

Death 1947-11-22

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