Davis, John W. - from United States

ID: 34520
Organization: CFR-M
Country of meeting: in the year 1922

Politician, diplomat and lawyer. He served under President Woodrow Wilson as the Solicitor General of the United States and the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom.

While serving as the ambassador to Britain from 1918 to 1921, Davis was a dark horse candidate for the 1920 Democratic presidential nomination. After he left office, Davis helped establish the Council on Foreign Relations and advocated for the repeal of Prohibition.

The 1924 Democratic National Convention nominated Davis for president after 103 ballots. His nomination made him the second nominee (With Wilson having been nominated in 1912) from a former slave state, Virginia since the Civil War, and Davis remains the only major party presidential candidate from West Virginia. Running on a ticket with Charles W. Bryan, Davis lost in a landslide to Coolidge.


Activities in the Orangization:
President, Member of the Board 1921-1955