Monnett Bain Davis

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Monnett Bain Davis, United States Ambassador to Israel with Chaim Weizmann, President of Israel. 1951

Monnett Bain Davis (August 13, 1893 – December 26, 1953) was an American Ambassador. Born in Greencastle, Indiana, he was named for his maternal grandmother, Mary Monnett Bain, a benfactress of the Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio. He was educated at the University of Colorado, A.B.

During World War I, he served in the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) in the United States Army. He later entered into the United States Foreign Service and served three tours of duty representing American interests abroad. Following service to the U.S. Embassy in Denmark, Davis was given his assignment as United States Ambassador to Panama (1948–1951).

Recognized for his negotiating skills, Davis was then assigned to the post of U.S. Ambassador to Israel in 1951. Ambassador Davis died in his sleep in the United States Embassy in Tel Aviv on December 26, 1953. His body was returned to the United States and interred at Arlington National Cemetery (Section 2, Grave 4876).

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Ray Atherton
U.S. Ambassador to Denmark
1945–1946
Succeeded by
Josiah Marvel, Jr.
Preceded by
Frank T. Hines
U.S. Ambassador to Panama
1948-1951
Succeeded by
John C. Wiley
Preceded by
James McDonald
U.S. Ambassador to Israel
1951–1953
Succeeded by
Edward B. Lawson