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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.
BibliographySmith, 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.