Orville Davis (1935 - 1980)

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Orville Davis
1935 - 1980
updated February 06, 2019
Orville Davis was born on March 11, 1935. He died in February 1980 at age 44.


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Orville Davis passed away in February 1980 at 44 years old. He was born on March 11, 1935. There is no information about Orville's immediate family.
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In 1935, in the year that Orville Davis was born, the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1947, at the age of just 12 years old, Orville was alive when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1950, at the age of merely 15 years old, Orville was alive when in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1977, Orville was 42 years old when on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

In 1980, in the year of Orville Davis's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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Other Orville Davises

Orville C. Davis
Died: Apr 8, 1917
Orville W Davis
Born: around 1927
West Virginia, United States
Orville E Davis
Born: around 1919
California, United States
Orville R Davis
Born: around 1912
California, United States
Orville J Davis
Born: around 1919
Idaho, United States
Orville Davis
Born: around 1905
Washington, United States
Orville E Davis
Born: around 1919
Oregon, United States
Orville Davis
Born: around 1904
Oregon, United States
Orville F Davis
Born: around 1912
Washington, United States
Orville E Davis
Born: around 1916
California, United States
Orville E Davis
Born: around 1898
Texas, United States
Orville J Jr Davis
Born: around 1921
Oklahoma, United States
Orville W Davis
Born: around 1908
Texas, United States
Orville W Davis
Born: around 1922
Oklahoma, United States
Orville E Davis
Born: around 1912
Oklahoma, United States
Orville C Davis
Born: around 1913
United States
Orville C Davis
Born: around 1927
Kansas, United States
Orville v Davis
Born: around 1911
Colorado, Limited Service Or Turkey, United States
Orville E Davis
Born: around 1923
Missouri, United States
Orville L Davis
Born: around 1909
Illinois, United States

Other Davises

Cary Davis
Jan 14, 1883 - April 1952
Anice Davis
Aug 7, 1903 - August 1977
Bloomington, Indiana
David C Davis Jr
Sep 29, 1933 - Feb 5, 2003
Clearwater, FL
Georgia F Davis
Oct 15, 1934 - Dec 15, 1997
Hamilton, IN
Audray Davis
Oct 31, 1902 - January 1985
Ruskin, Florida
Victor Davis
Jan 16, 1905 - March 1983
Nashville, Indiana
Kenneth Davis
Oct 24, 1938 - Dec 18, 1997
East Chicago, IN
Rose Davis
Apr 10, 1907 - November 1981
Calumet City, Illinois
Essie Davis
May 12, 1925 - October 1985
East Chicago, Indiana
Carole Jane Davis
Sep 12, 1934 - Nov 30, 2008
Shoals, Indiana
Shirley A Davis
Jun 10, 1936 - Oct 7, 2006
Evansville, IN
Leona Davis
May 21, 1900 - August 1976
Owensville, Indiana
Jerry Davis
Aug 26, 1939 - June 1977
Indianapolis, Indiana
Bettelou Davis
Sep 19, 1937 - May 20, 2011
Skiatook, Oklahoma
Norma Jean Davis
Aug 6, 1936 - Jul 12, 2011
Vincennes, Indiana
Donald D Davis
Nov 8, 1937 - Jun 19, 2001
Terre Haute, IN
Clarence Davis
Jun 30, 1890 - December 1975
Cloverdale, Indiana
Robert L Davis
Mar 5, 1936 - Apr 14, 1999
Terre Haute, IN
Maude Davis
Jan 13, 1898 - May 1981
Adrian R Davis
Sep 10, 1937 - Feb 7, 1999
Frankfort, IN

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Jul 21, 1913 - May 1982
Iva Slaten
Apr 18, 1896 - Apr 22, 1989
Russell Logan
Oct 13, 1932 - March 1969
Joy L Proctor
Dec 6, 1934 - December 1988
Roscoe Mead
Nov 18, 1889 - August 1967
Goodland, Indiana
Lester O Douglas
Jul 13, 1933 - Jul 15, 1997
Los Angeles, CA
Janet D Shelton
Sep 26, 1936 - Nov 6, 1995
Crawfordsville, IN
Szymon Berizko
Aug 3, 1923 - Dec 8, 1988
Placerville, CA
Ruth Sheets
Aug 8, 1930 - July 1970
Eugene C Benedict
Mar 28, 1929 - Jun 1, 1998
West Lebanon, IN
Clarabeth Gibson
Jun 17, 1934 - Apr 18, 2005
Orlando, FL
Sally A Kovner
Dec 3, 1929 - Apr 15, 2004
Bethesda, MD
Mildred M Mcnerney
Oct 10, 1917 - Jun 17, 2004
Fowler, IN
Helen Murphy
Jan 31, 1892 - December 1970
Lafayette, Indiana
Bertha L King
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Paoli, IN
Frances Quinton
Nov 22, 1883 - February 1965
Clifford C Malchow
Jul 21, 1935 - Feb 11, 2002
La Porte, IN
Cecil Watts
Oct 2, 1898 - July 1981
Waynetown, Indiana
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