Davis, John William
1873 - John William Davis was born on the 13th of April.
1895 - Graduated with a law degree from Washington and Lee University and was elected Law Class Orator.
1911 - 1913 - He represented West Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he was one of the authors of the Clayton Act.
1913 - 1918 - Became solicitor general.
1918 - 1921 - He was the US ambassador to Britain.
1921 - 1933 - Became the 1st president of Council on Foreign Relations.
1922 - 1923 - Served as president of American Bar Association.
1924 - Democratic Party nominee for President of the United States.
- Argued record 140 cases before Supreme Court.
1954 - Argued for Board of Education in Brown v. Board of Education.
1955 - John William Davis died on 24th of March.
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