DAVIS, Jack, (1935 - )


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

DAVIS, Jack, a Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Ill., September 6, 1935; B.A., Southern Illinois University, 1956; served in the U.S. Navy, 1956-1959; operated a steel warehouse business, 1959-1978; served in the Illinois house of representatives, 1976-1986; elected as a Republican to the One Hundredth Congress (January 3, 1987-January 3, 1989); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1988 to the One Hundred First Congress; Assistant Secretary for Manpower, Readiness and Resources, Department of the Air Force, 1990-1992; awarded Meritorious Service Medal for combat activity in northern Iraq and readiness-resource allocation during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm; is a resident of New Lenox, Ill.