George Roscoe Davis

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George Roscoe Davis was a Washington, DC lawyer.

Biography[edit]

In the late 1800s, he moved from Maine to Washington, DC to attend classes at George Washington University where in 1894 he became a charter member of the Columbian University chapter of Theta Delta Chi.[1] That same year, George R. Davis was awarded both the Staughton Prize for excellence in the Latin language and literature and the Elton Prize for excellence in the Greek language and literature.[2] In 1895 he also won the Ruggles Prize for Excellence in Mathematics[3] and was the sole recipient of a Bachelor of Arts degree awarded by the university that session.[4]

After graduation George R. Davis worked as a lawyer for the Washington Pension Bureau and later for the income tax administration of the United States Treasury. In 1922, he partnered a new law firm with Marion De Vries.[5] In 1926, he helped argue the prohibition/customs case Ford v. US, 273 U.S. 593 before the Supreme Court.[6]

Served on the Supreme Council for the Southern Jurisdiction Scottish Rite of Free Masonry.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sixth catalogue of [Theta Delta Chi] By Theta Delta Chi, Published 1911 (Original from Harvard University was digitized May 9, 2007 by Google)
  2. ^ George Washington University Bulletin, Volume 4, page 18, By George Washington University, Published by The University in 1905 (Original from the New York Public Library was digitized Oct 24, 2006 by Google)
  3. ^ George Washington University Bulletin, Volume 4, page 20, By George Washington University, Published by The University in 1905 (Original from the New York Public Library was digitized Oct 24, 2006 by Google)
  4. ^ George Washington University Bulletin, Volume 4, page 199, By George Washington University, Published by The University in 1905 (Original from the New York Public Library was digitized Oct 24, 2006 by Google)
  5. ^ "Politics, pressures, and the tariff" By Elmer Eric Schattschneider, Published by Ayer Publishing, 1974, ISBN 0-405-05898-5, ISBN 978-0-405-05898-1
  6. ^ FORD V. UNITED STATES, 273 U.S. 593 ( http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/cgi-bin/getcase.pl?court=us&vol=273&invol=593 )
  7. ^ Transactions of the Supreme Council of the 33d and Last Degree for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States of America, By Scottish Rite (Masonic order), Published by House of the Temple, 1917 ( Original from the University of Michigan was digitized Dec 18, 2008 by Google )