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John W. Davis

John W. Davis (1873-1955) was an American politican. He was the Democratic Party's nominee for US President in 1924. Davis was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia. He represented West Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1911 to 1913. He served as United States Solicitor General from 1913 to 1918 and as ambassador to Great Britain from 1918 to 1921.He was also a constitutional lawyer. Davis argued 140 cases before the United States Supreme Court, more than anyone had argue to that time.



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