DAVIS, Glenn Robert, (1914 - 1988)


”Go Ahead from Eisenhower” (detail), photograph, 1956, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

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.


Bibliography

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.