John W. Davis

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John W. Davis

John Warren Davis
Born February 11, 1888 [1]
Milledgeville, Georgia [1]
Died July 12, 1980 [1]
Englewood [1]
Nationality American
Education 14 honorary degrees
Occupation Diplomat, Educator
Home town Englewood, NJ
Known for President of West Virginia State College

John W. Davis - was an educator, diplomat and humanitarian. He has served as advisor to five presidents (Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower and Kennedy, and holds at least 14 honorary degrees. Dr. Davis was president of West Virginia State College for 34 years. In 1979 he was the educational consultant of NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Director of the Herbert Lehman Education Fund of New York City, and also served as a member of the Commission on lnstitutions of Higher Learning of the North Central Association of Colleges. He was decorated with the Order of Merit by the Republic of Liberia, and received the James Weldon Johnson Award and the Harmon Award for distinguished service in education. He was a trustee of Englewood Hospital, a past consultant to the Peace Corps., was a Member of the Center for the Study of the Presidency and is currently a Fellow of the Andrew Wellington Cordier International School of Columbia University. [2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Staff Writer. "John Warren Davis". Obit. West Virginia Div. of Culture and History. Retrieved 12/30/2014. 
  2. Staff Writer. "1979 City of Englewood Calendar". Calendar. City of Englewood.