Thomas Clayton Davis

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Thomas Clayton Davis (September 6, 1889 – January 21, 1960[1]) was a lawyer, judge, diplomat and political figure in Saskatchewan. He represented Prince Albert in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan from 1925 to 1939 as a Liberal.

He was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, the son of Thomas Osborne Davis, and was educated there and at St. John's College and Osgoode Hall. Davis then practised law in Prince Albert and later served two terms as alderman for the city; he was mayor from 1921 to 1924. Davis served in the provincial cabinet as Minister of Municipal Affairs and as Attorney General. He helped convince William Lyon Mackenzie King to create Prince Albert National Park, which was opened in 1928. In 1929, Davis defeated John Diefenbaker to retain his seat in the provincial assembly. He resigned his seat in the provincial assembly in 1939 to become a judge in the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal. Davis' judicial career ended in 1940 when he was named federal Deputy Minister of War Services;[1] however, he did not resign from the Court of Appeal until 1948.[2] He was named Canadian High Commissioner to Australia in 1943 and went on to serve as ambassador to China, Japan and West Germany. Davis retired from diplomatic service in 1957, moving to Victoria.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Quiring, Brett. Davis, Thomas Clayton (1889–1960). University of Regina. Retrieved 2012-04-13. 
  2. ^ "The Honourable Thomas Clayton Davis". Courts of Saskatchewan. Retrieved 2012-04-13. 

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