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John C. Davies II

John Clay Davies II (May 1, 1920 – June 17, 2002) was a United States Representative from New York.

John C. Davies II
John C. Davies II (New York Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 35th district
In office
January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1951
Preceded byHadwen C. Fuller
Succeeded byWilliam R. Williams
Personal details
Born(1920-05-01)May 1, 1920
Albany, New York
DiedJune 17, 2002(2002-06-17) (aged 82)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materUniversity of Alabama
Hamilton College


Born in Albany, he was the grandson of John Clay Davies, who served as New York Attorney General. The younger Davies graduated from Camden High School, and attended the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa and Hamilton College (in Clinton, New York).

He was editor of the Camden Chronicle in 1940 and 1941, and maintained public relations offices in Albany from 1941 to 1943. He was with the public relations department of Westinghouse Electric Corp. in New York City from 1943 to 1946, and was vice president of the Earle Ferris Co. Inc., in New York City from 1946 to 1948. From 1948 to 1953 he was a partner in a public relations business in Utica, New York.

Davies was elected as a Democrat to the 81st Congress. He won a close election by just 138 votes, and served one term, January 3, 1949 to January 3, 1951. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the 82nd Congress in 1950.

After leaving Congress Davies served as Deputy County Clerk for Oneida County.[1]

He was later a writer and a public relations executive in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he died on June 17, 2002.


  1. ^ "Sworn in for County Post: Former Congressman Becomes Deputy Clerk" (PDF). Rome (N.Y.) Daily Sentinel. January 21, 1958. p. 2.

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