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Jacob Erastus Davis (October 31, 1905 – February 28, 2003) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio.

Jacob E. Davis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 6th district
In office
January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1943
Preceded byJames G. Polk
Succeeded byEdward O. McCowen
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1905-10-31)October 31, 1905
Beaver, Ohio
DiedFebruary 28, 2003(2003-02-28) (aged 97)
Naples, Florida
Resting placeSpring Grove Mausoleum
Political partyDemocratic
Alma mater

Jacob E. Davis was born in Beaver, Ohio. He graduated from Beaver High School in 1923. He received his A.B. from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, in 1927, and J.D. from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1930. He worked as a lawyer in private practice, and served as prosecuting attorney of Pike County, Ohio, from 1931 to 1935. He was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1935 to 1937, serving as speaker pro tempore and majority floor leader in 1937. He was common pleas judge of Pike County, Ohio, from 1937 to 1940.

Davis was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Seventy-eighth Congress in 1942. He was special assistant to the United States Secretary of the Navy from 1943 to 1944. He was vice president of Kroger Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, from 1945 to 1960 and president and CEO from 1961 to 1970. He died on February 28, 2003, in Naples, Florida. Interment in Spring Grove Mausoleum in Cincinnati, Ohio.


  • United States Congress. "Jacob E. Davis (id: D000108)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
  • Jacob E. Davis at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James G. Polk
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 6th congressional district

1941 - 1943
Succeeded by
Edward O. McCowen