John C. Davies II
John C. Davies II
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 35th district
January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1951
|Preceded by||Hadwen C. Fuller|
|Succeeded by||William R. Williams|
|Born||May 1, 1920|
Albany, New York
|Died||June 17, 2002 (aged 82)|
San Juan, Puerto Rico
|Alma mater||University of Alabama|
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.
He was later a writer and a public relations executive in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he died on June 17, 2002.
- "Sworn in for County Post: Former Congressman Becomes Deputy Clerk" (PDF). Rome (N.Y.) Daily Sentinel. January 21, 1958. p. 2.
- United States Congress. "John C. Davies II (id: D000089)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- John Clay Davies '42 at Hamilton College Necrology
- John Clay Davies (1920-2002) at Political Graveyard
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Hadwen C. Fuller
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 35th congressional district
William R. Williams