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us: Davis, James J. (James John), 1873-1947



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    • found: NUCMC data from LC Manuscript Div. for His Papers, 1920-1945 (Davis, James J. (James John), 1873-1947; U.S. sen. from Pa.; sec. of labor; founder and dir.-genl., Loyal Order of the Moose)
    • found: LC manual auth. cd. (hdg.: Davis, James John, 1873-1947; usage: James J. Davis)
    • found: Biographical directory of the United States Congress, viewed Mar. 9, 2015 (Davis, James John, Senator from Pennsylvania; born in Tredegar, South Wales, October 27, 1873; immigrated to the United States in 1881 with his parents, who settled in Pittsburgh, Pa., and later moved to Sharon, Pa.; attended the public schools and Sharon (Pa.) Business College; apprenticed as a puddler in the steel industry when 11 years of age; moved to Elwood, Ind., in 1893 and worked in steel and tin-plate mills; held various offices in the Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel, and Tin Workers of America; city clerk of Elwood, Ind., 1898-1902; recorder of Madison County, Ind., 1903-1907; moved to Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1907, and engaged in organizational work for the Loyal Order of Moose; chairman of the Loyal Order of Moose War Relief Commission in 1918 and visited the various camps in the United States, Canada, and Europe; appointed Secretary of Labor by President Warren Harding and reappointed by Presidents Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover 1921-1930, when he resigned, having been elected Senator; elected on Nov. 4, 1930, as Republican to U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the refusal of the Senate to seat William S. Vare; reelected in 1932 and 1938, and served from December 2, 1930, to January 3, 1945; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944; resumed educational and organizational work for the Loyal Order of Moose; d. Takoma Park, Md., Nov. 22, 1947; interment in Uniondale Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.)
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