John C. Davies (lawyer)
John Clay Davies (January 1857 – January 11, 1925) was an American lawyer and politician.
He was Deputy Attorney General under Theodore E. Hancock from 1894 to 1898. He was a delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1894. He was New York Attorney General from 1899 to 1902, elected at the New York state election, 1898, and re-elected at the New York state election, 1900. He was a delegate to the 1900 Republican National Convention. In 1902, he was the Republican candidate for Justice of the New York Supreme Court in the heavily Republican Fifth Judicial District, but was defeated in a landslide by Democrat Watson M. Rogers. Even his party fellows had accused him of incompetence, and had favored the nomination of an independent candidate.
He died on January 11, 1925, in Camden, New York.
Congressman John C. Davies II (1920–2002) was his grandson.
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