Ewin Lamar DAVIS, Congress, TN (1876-1949)


DAVIS, Ewin Lamar, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Bedford County, Tenn., February 5, 1876; attended the public schools, Webb School, Bell Buckle, Tenn., Woolwine School, Tullahoma, Tenn., and Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., 1895-1897; was graduated from Columbian (now George Washington) University Law School, Washington, D.C., in 1899; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Tullahoma, Tenn.; delegate to all Democratic State conventions 1900-1910; judge of the seventh judicial circuit of Tennessee 1910-1918; chairman of the district exemption board for the middle district of Tennessee in 1917 and 1918; director of the Traders National Bank of Tullahoma 1903-1940; trustee of Tennessee College for Women 1906-1939; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-sixth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1933); chairman, Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries (Seventy-second Congress); was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1932; member of the Federal Trade Commission from May 23, 1933, until his death, serving as chairman in 1935, 1940, and 1945; member of the American National Committee, Third World Power Conference, in 1936; died in Washington, D.C., on October 23, 1949; interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Tullahoma, Tenn.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present