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Charles Hall Davis


Charles Davis was born on March 15, 1872, at Petersburg, Virginia, the son of William Thomas and Carolina Virginia (Robinson) Davis. He attended Southern Female College which was owned and operated by his father and received his A.B. and A.M. degrees from Randolph-Macon which he attended from 1886 to 1890. He attended the University of Virginia in 1890 and 1891 and the law school at Virginia from 1892 to 1893. He was a member of the Virginia Bar Association and lived in Petersburg.

[Source: The Biographical Dictionary of Contemporary Poets: The Who's Who of American Poets 114 (New York: Avon House, 1938)] [For a biographical profile of Davis, see Lyon G. Tyler (ed.), Men of Mark in Virginia: Ideals of American Life; a Collection of Biographies of Leading Men of the State 87-88 (Washington, D.C.: Men of Mark Publishing Co., 1908)(vol. 4)]


Charles Hall Davis, An Argument in Favor of Postal Savings Banks, Addressed to Bankers ([Petersburg, Virginia]: 1910)

______________, A Plan for the Organization of a Rural Banking System in the State of Virginia (Washington [Govt. Print. Off.], 1913)

______________, A Statement of the Basic Issue Now Confronting the American People ([New York]: Woodrow Press, 1931)([New York]: Associated Organizations, Inc., 1931)

______________, The Federal Menace to Our Liberties: The Remedy and the Procedure, radio address delivered June 24, 1933 (Washington, D.C.: American Taxpayers League, 1933)

______________, The Menace of Socialism; being chapters 85 to 88, inclusive from the manuscript of "A new federal bill of rights," (Washington: Grosvendor Dawe Association, 1934)

_______________, The President's Proposal 'To Pack' the Supreme Court: An Open Letter to Carter Glass, Harry Flood Byrd, and Patrick Henry Drewry, February 10th, 1937 (Washington, D.C.: R.O.T.C. Association of the United States, 1937)

Research Resources

Charles Hall Davis, Lawyer
[Petersburg, Virginia]: The Author, 1931]
Typescript Narrative Concerning His Activities
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia

Charles Hall Davis Poems (1921-1927)
The Library of Virginia