John H. Davis (author)

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John H. Davis
Born John Hagy Davis
(1929-06-14)June 14, 1929[1]
Manhattan, New York
Died January 29, 2012(2012-01-29) (aged 82)
Manhattan, New York
Occupation Author
Nationality American
Subject Mafia
Notable works Jacqueline Bouvier: An Intimate Memoir
Relatives Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (maternal cousin)
Lee Radziwill (maternal cousin)

John Hagy Davis (June 14, 1929 – January 29, 2012) was an American author who wrote several books on the mafia.[2]


Davis was the son of stockbroker John E. Davis and Maude Bouvier, younger sister of John Vernou Bouvier III and therefore first cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill. He was a graduate of Princeton University. He also studied in Italy and served as a naval officer with the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean.[3] He is the author of several books about notable American families such as the Bouviers, the Guggenheims and the Kennedys.

Davis died at his home in Manhattan due to complicatons of Alzheimer's disease in 2012.[4]

Published works[edit]

  • (1969) The Bouviers: Portrait of an American family
  • (1989) Mafia Kingfish: Carlos Marcello and the Assassination of John F. Kennedy
  • (1993) Kennedy Contract: The Mafia Plot to Assassinate the President
  • (1993) The Kennedys: Dynasty and Disaster
  • (1994) The Guggenheims: An America Epic
  • (1994) Mafia Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the Gambino Family
  • (1998) Jacqueline Bouvier: An Intimate Memoir


  1. ^ John H. Davis in Jacqueline Bouvier An Intimate Memoir, John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 1996
  2. ^ John H. Davis, 82, who wrote of the Bouviers and Kennedys. 31 January 2012
  3. ^ A&E Biography: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
  4. ^ Vitello, Paul (February 5, 2012). "John H. Davis, Writer With Tie to Kennedys, Dies at 82". The New York Times (New York). Retrieved September 7, 2014.