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DAVIS, John H.: Died 1988


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Date: 2/27/2024 at 23:20:17

VB Reg
1988 AP 21

Johnn H. Davis

John H. Davis, 83, a former professor, United Nations official and assistant secretary of agriculture in the Eisenhower administration, died Feb. 28, 1988, at his home in Falls Church, Virginia. He had cancer.

Dr. Davis taught in the Douds Consolidated School in the 1930s for six years.

Dr. Davis was a native of Missouri and a 1928 graduate of Iowa State. He was a teacher and administrator in the Midwest until moving to Virginia and joining the government in 1940.

During the next four years, he worked as an economist with the Farm Credit Administration and then as chief of the wheat section of the CCC. he was executive secretary of the National Council for Farmer Cooperatives in Washington from 1944-1952.

He then served as president of the National Wool Marketing Association in Boston for a year until returning to the government in 1953.

During the next year, Dr. Davis was director of the Agriculture Department's marketing and adjustment office, president of the CCC and an assistant secretary of Agriculture. In the late 1950s he was a State Department consultant for agricultural affairs.

He taught at Harvard for five years and served in Beirut for the United Nations and was vice chancellor of the American University there.

He retired as president of the American Near East Refugee Aid Inc., in Washington until retiring in 1973.

He had been married to Edna B. Davis for 59 years.

Survivors include his wife, two sons, James F. Davis of Carmichael, Calif., and H. Lowell Davis of Alexandria, Va.; two brothers, James H. Davis of Napier, Iowa and Robert S. Davis of Hayesville, N.C.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Source: "Scrapbook 1986 - 1988", Pg. 505,
Keosauqua Public Library, Keosauqua, Van Buren Co., IA


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