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John W. Davis
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Attorney
    (April 13, 1873-March 24, 1955)
    Professor of law at Washington and Lee University (1896-1897)
    Practiced law with the firm Davis, Polk, Wardlaw, Sunderland, & Kiendl
    Represented West Virginia in the House of Representatives (1911-1913)
    U.S. Solicitor General (1913-1918)
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom (1918-1921)
    Served as a counselor in the American Red Cross
    Democratic presidential candidate (1924)
    He rejected an appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court (1922).
    He received over ten honorary doctorates.
    He opposed woman's suffrage, child labor laws, legislation against lynching, and most civil rights programs.
    Despite proclaiming himself a staunch Democrat, he opposed Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal programs.
    He lost his presidential bid to Calvin Coolidge, who had never even left his house to campaign.
    He unsuccessfully defended school segregation in the Supreme Court case of 'Brown vs. the Board of Education' (1955).
    He spoke out against the Ku Klux Klan.
    He argued nearly 140 cases before the Supreme Court during his life, a record at that time.
    He was one of the authors of the Clayton Antitrust Act, which limited the formation and power of corporate monopolies.
    During World War I, he served as delegate to Germany, negotiating the release and exchange of POWs.
    As solicitor general, he defended the voting rights of African Americans.

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