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Davis & Davis Law Firm Records

Collection Number: A&M 3046

Scope and Contents

The printed and bound legal briefs and law reports of the Clarksburg firm of Davis & Davis. The firm was composed of father, John J. Davis, and son, John W. Davis. Both men were prominent in politics. The elder was a member of the second statehood convention and a U. S. Congressman during Reconstruction. The younger became ambassador to Great Britain during World War I and the 1924 Democratic presidential contender. These volumes, which are numbered and labelled with the name of the legal firm, contain a table of contents listing cases. There are also penciled notes and in one case the signature of John W. Davis. The volumes continue until the firm was dissolved when John W. Davis was appointed U. S. Solicitor General.


  • Creation: 1895-1913


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5.25 Linear Feet (Summary: 5 ft. 3 in. (21 small flat storage boxes, 3 in. each))

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:

Davis & Davis Law Firm. Records, 1895-1913
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Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US