Jacob E. Davis

Jacob Erastus Davis ( born October 31, 1905 in Beaver Village, Pike County, Ohio, † 28 February 2003 in Naples, Florida ) was an American politician. Between 1941 and 1943 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Jacob Davis attended until 1923 the Beaver High School and then studied until 1927 at the Ohio State University in Columbus. After a subsequent law degree from Harvard University and his 1930 was admitted as a lawyer, he began to work in this profession. Between 1931 and 1935 he was a prosecutor in Pike County. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. From 1935 to 1937 he was a member of the House of Representatives from Ohio. In 1937 he headed the Democratic group. At the same time he was in 1937 and President of the House (Speaker pro tempore ). From 1937 to 1940 he served as an appellate judge in Pike County.

In the congressional elections of 1940, Davis was in the sixth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of James G. Polk on January 3, 1941. Since he has not been confirmed in 1942, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until January 3, 1943. This was marked by the events of the Second World War.

In the years 1943 and 1944 Jacob Davis worked for the Navy Department; 1945 to 1960 he was Vice President and then to 1970, President and CEO of the Cincinnati -based company Kroger Company. He died on 28 February 2003 in Naples and was buried in Cincinnati.