Ewin L. Davis

Ewin Lamar Davis ( born February 5, 1876 at Bedford County, Tennessee; † 23 October 1949 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1919 and 1933 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Ewin Davis attended the common schools and then studied 1895-1897 at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. After a subsequent law degree from George Washington University and later its made ​​in 1899 admitted to the bar he began in Tullahoma to work in his new profession. Politically, Davis joined the Democratic Party. Between 1900 and 1910 he was a delegate at all regional party conferences in Tennessee. From 1910 to 1918 he acted as a judge in the 17th Judicial District of Tennessee. He was also a 1903-1940 Director of the Traders National Bank of Tullahoma and from 1906 to 1939 curator of the Tennessee College for Women.

In the congressional elections of 1918, Davis was selected in the fifth electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of William C. Houston on March 4, 1919. After six re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1933 seven legislative sessions. Between 1931 and 1933 he was chairman of the committee that dealt with the merchant marine and fisheries issues. During his time as a congressman of the 18th, the 19th and the 20th Amendment to the Constitution were adopted. In 1932, Davis was not nominated by his party for re-election.

Since 23 May 1933, Davis member of the Federal Trade Commission, which he should belong to his death. In the years 1935, 1940 and 1945, he was its chairman. Ewin Davis died on 23 October 1949 in the German capital Washington and was buried in Tullahoma.