DAVIS, Robert William, (1932 - 2009)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

DAVIS, Robert William, a Representative from Michigan; born in Marquette, Marquette County, Mich., July 31, 1932; attended the public schools in Mackinac County; graduated from LaSalle High School, St. Ignace, 1950; attended Northern Michigan University, 1950 and 1952; Hillsdale College, 1951-1952; B.S., College of Mortuary Science, Wayne State University, 1954; funeral director, the Davis Funeral Home, St. Ignace, 1954-1966; councilman, St. Ignace City Council, 1964-1966; State representative, 1966-1970; majority whip, Michigan senate, 1970-1974; senate Republican leader, Michigan senate, 1974-1978; delegate to Michigan State Republican conventions, 1966-1978; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-sixth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1979-January 3, 1993); was not a candidate for renomination in 1992 to the One Hundred Third Congress; died on October 16, 2009, in Arlington, Va.