DAVIS, Glenn Robert

DAVIS, Glenn Robert
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1914–1988

Biography

DAVIS, Glenn Robert, a Representative from Wisconsin; born on a farm in Vernon, Waukesha County, Wis., October 28, 1914; attended the rural schools; was graduated from Mukwonago High School in 1930 and from State Teachers College, Platteville, Wis., B.Ed., 1934; taught high school at Cottage Grove 1934-1936 and at Waupun 1936-1938; University of Wisconsin Law School at Madison, LL.B., now J.D., 1940; was admitted to the bar in 1940 and commenced practice in Waukesha; elected to the State assembly in 1940 and served from January 6, 1941, until his resignation in June 1942 to enlist in the United States Navy; served thirty-two months aboard an aircraft carrier in the Pacific; discharged as a lieutenant on December 12, 1945; resumed the practice of law; Court Commissioner, Wisconsin; delegate, Wisconsin State Republican conventions, 1938-1942, 1946-1970; delegate, each Republican National Convention, 1952-1972; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Robert K. Henry; reelected to the Eighty-first and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from April 22, 1947, to January 3, 1957; did not seek renomination in 1956, but was unsuccessful for the Republican nomination for United States Senator; was also unsuccessful for the senatorial nomination in 1957 to fill a vacancy; resumed the practice of law; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-ninth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1965, until his resignation December 31, 1974; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress; consultant, Potter International, Inc., 1975-1983; was a resident of Arlington, Va., until his death there on September 21, 1988.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Wisconsin Historical Society
Archives Division

Madison, WI
Papers: 1946-1974, 1 cubic foot and 9 reels of microfilm. The papers of Glenn Robert Davis include political correspondence, newsletters, news releases, bills, and biographical information from his service in Congress. The scrapbooks have been microfilmed. An unpublished finding aid for the papers is available in the repository.
Papers: In the Thomas E. Coleman Papers, 1914-1964, 11.6 cubic feet. Correspondents include Glenn Davis.
Papers: In the Wayne J. Hood Papers, 1947-1968, 0.4 cubic foot and 8 microfilm reels. Correspondence with party leaders include Glenn Davis.
Papers: In the Warren P. Knowles Papers, 1910-1990, 7.4 cubic feet. Correspondents include Glenn Davis.
Papers: In the Aldric Revell Papers, 1933-1957, 0.8 cubic foot. Correspondents include Glenn Davis.
Microfilm: In the Wisconsin Federation of Conservation Clubs Records, 1948-1958, 3 microfilm reels. Correspondents include Glenn R. Davis.
Papers: In the Wisconsin Republican Party Records, 1900-1988, 6.6 cubic feet. The records contain several conventions, speeches and remarks by Glenn Davis.

Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum

Ann Arbor, MI
Oral History: In the William Syers Collection, 1985, 1 interview (3 pages). In the interview, Glenn Robert Davis discusses Gerald Ford's service as a Member of Congress.

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication

Norman, OK
Sound tape reel: 1974, 3 commercials on 1 sound tape reel. The commercials used during Glenn Robert Davis's campaign for the 1974 U.S. congressional election in District 9 of Wisconsin, Republican Party.

University of Wisconsin
Green Bay Area Research Center

Green Bay, WI
Papers: 1969, 1 item. A letter from Glenn R. Davis to Donald A. Woods written on October 29, 1969. In the letter, Glenn Davis writes relating to U.S. involvement in Vietnam.
Papers: In the John W. Byrnes Papers, 1938-1972, 142 cubic feet. Subjects include Glenn R. Davis. This collection is owned by the Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Glenn R. Davis, Republican Representative from Wisconsin. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

Smith, Kevin B. The Iron Man: The Life and Times of Congressman Glenn R. Davis. Lanham, Md..: University Press of America and Glenn Davis Charitable Foundation, Ltd., 1994.

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