Fred Henry Davis

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Justice Fred Henry Davis

Fred Henry Davis (May 18, 1894 – June 20, 1937)[1] was an American lawyer and judge who served in several elected offices in Florida. He was a Democrat.

Davis was born in Greenville, South Carolina, the son of Fred Henry Davis and Annie E. (Pearson) Davis. He married Frances M. Chambers on February 3, 1921 and settled in Tallahassee, Florida.

Davis served in the U.S. Army during World War I. He was Leon County prosecuting attorney from 1919 to 1920 and served as a member of Florida House of Representatives from 1921 to 1927, the last year as speaker.

Davis served as Florida Attorney General from 1927 to 1931, when he was appointed a justice of the Florida Supreme Court. He served in the court from 1931 to 1937.

Davis was a Methodist. He was a member of the American Bar Association, American Legion; Military Order of the World Wars; Reserve Officers Association; Sons of Confederate Veterans; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Lions; Odd Fellows; and Phi Alpha Delta.