Joe W. Davis
|Joe W. Davis|
Davis in February 1970
|64th Mayor of Huntsville|
|Preceded by||Glenn Hearn|
|Succeeded by||Steve Hettinger|
October 22, 1918|
New Market, Alabama
|Died||November 14, 1992
Joe William Davis (October 22, 1918 – November 14, 1992) was an American politician who served as mayor of Huntsville, Alabama, for five consecutive terms from 1968 to 1988. He unsuccessfully sought a sixth term. Davis is the second-longest serving mayor of Huntsville, behind only Alex W. McAllister.
Born in nearby New Market, Alabama, Davis had worked as a teacher and a businessman before becoming Huntsville's mayor. He was a veteran of World War II. Married with a family, Davis was a Freemason and member of Helion Lodge #1 in Huntsville. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville.
- Before 1916, the office was known as "President." Davis was the 8th to hold the title of "Mayor."
- "Huntsville's History of Mayors". City of Huntsville, Alabama. Retrieved September 12, 2012.
- "New Market Celebrates its History" (PDF). The Huntsville Historical Review 17 (1) (Huntsville, AL: The Huntsville-Madison County Historical Society). Winter–Spring 1990. p. 29. Retrieved May 8, 2013.
- "Davis, Joe W.". Maple Hill Cemetery Map. City of Huntsville, Alabama. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
- Knight, Graham (June 9, 2010). "Joe Davis Stadium". Baseball Pilgrimages. Retrieved May 8, 2013.
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