David J. Davis

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David J. Davis
13th Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
In office
January 20, 1923 – January 18, 1927
Governor Gifford Pinchot
Preceded by Edward Beidleman
Succeeded by Arthur James
Personal details
Born 1870
Died 1942
Political party Republican

David J. Davis (1870–1942) was the 13th Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania from 1923 to 1927.

Davis grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He enlisted in the military in 1894 and was appointed as a first lieutenant during the Spanish–American War. He entered World War I as a lieutenant colonel and rose to prominence by serving on the staff of General John J. Pershing. After the war, he became one of the original directors of the American Legion. Following his service as lieutenant governor, Davis served for twenty years as the solicitor of Scranton and, from 1932 through 1935, he was the commander of the Pennsylvania National Guard.

Political offices
Preceded by
Edward Beidleman
Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
1923–1927
Succeeded by
Arthur James
Party political offices
Preceded by
Edward Beidleman
Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
1922
Succeeded by
Arthur James