Jackson B. Davis

Politician

1918 –

62

Who is Jackson B. Davis?

Jackson Beauregard Davis is an American attorney based in Shreveport, Louisiana, who served as a Democrat in the Louisiana State Senate from 1956 to 1980. Now in his nineties, Davis still practices law and is active in community affairs, often addressing public gatherings. He is a survivor of the World War II Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Davis was born near Lecompte in south Rapides Parish. After he procured his law degree from Louisiana State University in 1940, Jackson volunteered for service of his country and received an officer's commission in the United States Navy. Assigned to naval intelligence, he was stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, for the duration of World War II. Davis arrived in Hawaii on September 7, 1941, on the USS Neosho. Though personally spared injury, he was awakened in his hotel room to the first wave of bombing by the Japanese that was unleashed on the morning of December 7, 1941. He worked in traffic analysis, codebreaking, and communications in the basement of the Fourteenth Naval District headquarters building there. He was discharged as a lieutenant commander in January 1946.

Davis's law office is located at 920 Pierremont Road, Suite 100.

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Born
Mar 27, 1918
Lecompte
Also known as
  • Jackson Davis
Profession
Lived in
  • Shreveport

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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