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Henrietta Davis (politician)

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Henrietta Davis
Mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts
In office
Preceded byDavid P. Maher
Succeeded byDavid P. Maher
Personal details
Alma materUniversity of Rochester,
Boston College,
Harvard University

Henrietta Davis is an American politician who served as the mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2012 and 2013.[1] She was a member of the Cambridge City Council from 1996 to 2013, and a member of the Cambridge School Committee from 1988 to 1995.[2]

Davis has focused on energy and the environment, non-auto transportation, neighborhood preservation, bridging the digital divide, children's health and quality living for seniors.[3] She has attended the United Nations Climate Change Conference.[4] She has received significant news coverage for proposing a limit on the size of soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages served at Cambridge restaurants, similar to the New York City soft drink size limit.[5]

Before entering politics, Davis worked as a preschool administrator and as a journalist for Time, Life, Money and NPR. She has master's degrees in social work and public administration.[2]


  1. ^ Levy, Marc (Feb 22, 2012). "Council's 10th ballot elects Henrietta Davis as mayor". Cambridge Day. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  2. ^ a b Flynn, Kerry (Nov 1, 2011). "Candidate Profile: Henrietta Davis". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Mayor Henrietta Davis, ICLEI USA Board Member". ICLEI. Archived from the original on 24 June 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Meet our DMO of the month, Henrietta Davis". Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  5. ^ The Associated Press (June 19, 2012). "Mayor of Cambridge, Mass. proposes big soda ban; Mayor Henrietta Davis said she was inspired by Bloomberg measure". Daily News. Retrieved 10 April 2013.