John T. Davies

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John T. Davies
3rd President of the Minnesota Senate
In office
Preceded by Edward J. Gearty
Succeeded by Jerome M. Hughes
Member of the Minnesota Court of Appeals
In office
July 1, 1990 – September 1, 2000
Appointed by Rudy Perpich
Minnesota State Senator
In office
January 1959 – January 1983
Personal details
Born (1932-01-06) January 6, 1932 (age 86)
Harvey, North Dakota
Political party Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party
Spouse(s) Janet Tripp (div.)
Patricia Davies
Children Elizabeth, Ted Elliot, and John Thomas III
Residence Minneapolis, Minnesota
Alma mater Itasca Community College
University of Minnesota
Occupation Journalist

John Thomas "Jack" Davies II (born January 6, 1932) is a Minnesota DFL politician, a former legislator and jurist, and a former President of the Minnesota Senate.

Davies served as a sports editor for KSTP-TV, and later earned a law degree from the University of Minnesota, eventually working as a professor at William Mitchell College of Law. Davies was first elected to the Minnesota Senate in 1959, and served until 1983. While in office, he served as chair of the judiciary committee, and as President of the Senate during his last term. In 1990, Davies was appointed to the Minnesota Court of Appeals by Gov. Rudy Perpich, a position he held until he retired in 2000.[1]


Political offices
Preceded by
Edward J. Gearty
President of the Minnesota Senate
Succeeded by
Jerome M. Hughes