James Davis (1916 - 1984)

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James Davis
1916 - 1984
updated February 06, 2019
James Davis was born on December 8, 1916. He died in May 1984 at 67 years of age. We know that James Davis had been residing in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.


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James Davis passed away in May 1984 at 67 years old. He was born on December 8, 1916. We have no information about James's surviving family. We know that James Davis had been residing in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.
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In 1916, in the year that James Davis was born, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

In 1929, at the age of merely 13 years old, James was alive when American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1949, when he was 33 years old, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1971, when he was 55 years old, on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

In 1984, in the year of James Davis's passing, on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

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James A Davis Jr
Born: May 12, 1953
James Otis Davis
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James Richard Davis
Born: Aug 27, 1951
Albany, OR, United States
James Winfield Davis
around 1898 - Apr 22, 1918
James William Davis
around 1904 - Aug 15, 1946
James William Davis
around 1886 - Mar 18, 1916
James Victor Davis
around 1919 - Sep 7, 1940
James Thomas Davis
around 1904 - Jan 5, 1945
James Thomas Davis
around 1896 - May 9, 1917

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Arthur Davis
Jan 12, 1898 - March 1970
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Elizabeth Davis
Mar 14, 1911 - Sep 17, 1999
Nicholson, PA
Winfield Davis
Mar 5, 1916 - July 1976
Fronia Davis
Apr 17, 1918 - Aug 4, 2002
Wyncote, PA
John Davis
Dec 29, 1918 - September 1983
Las Vegas, NV
Kent Davis
Oct 16, 1899 - December 1973
Philadelphia, PA
Clifford Davis
Apr 10, 1913 - October 1961
Alvin Davis
Oct 14, 1909 - June 1986
Bensalem, PA
Glenn Davis
Jun 2, 1898 - July 1963
Harvey Davis
Feb 6, 1918 - December 1987
Fredericksburg, PA
J Davis
Dec 10, 1897 - August 1977
Gambrills, MD
Andrew J Davis
Sep 18, 1914 - Oct 11, 1995
Haverford, PA
Bernice Davis
Jul 20, 1909 - October 1980
Los Angeles, CA
Larkin Davis
Sep 27, 1915 - December 1968
Harold Davis
May 19, 1918 - Mar 31, 1994
Dalton, PA
Leda Davis
Dec 28, 1913 - May 20, 2010
Norwich, NY
Robert Davis
Mar 24, 1906 - August 1968
New Hill, NC
Elizabeth Davis
Aug 21, 1906 - March 1974
Philadelphia, PA
John J Davis
Oct 25, 1919 - Jul 4, 1990
Rose Davis
Feb 27, 1914 - Jun 29, 2002
Hollywood, FL

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