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Davis, James Houston Jr. (Jimmie)

Born: 1899 AD
Died: 2000 AD, at 101 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Politician, Singer, Songwriter


1899 - Born in Quitman, Louisiana, on the 11th of September to Sarah Elizabeth Works and Samuel Jones Davis. Graduated from Beech Springs High School and Soule Business College, New Orleans.

1927 - Received his bachelor's degree in history from the Baptist-affiliated Louisiana College in Pineville.

1928 - Finished his master's degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

1938 - 1942 - Served as public safety commissioner of Shreveport.

1940 - Composed and recorded song "You Are My Sunshine".

1942 - 1944 - Public service commissioner of Louisiana.

1944 - 1948 - Served as a Democratic governor of Louisiana.

1960 - 1964 - Once again he was elected governor of Louisiana.

1977 - "You Are My Sunshine" was designated an official state song of Louisiana.

2000 - He died on 5th of November and was buried in the Davis Family Cemetery in Quitman in Jackson Parish.


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