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Name:John Kennerly Davis
Affiliation:Class of 1929
Biography & Genealogy:John Kennerly Davis (b. 1906 d. 1975) was a utility company executive who rose to the position of Chairman of the Board of the Toledo Edison Co. (Ohio). After receiving his degree in electrical engineering from the Virginia Military Institute in 1929 he worked for various power companies, first in Tennessee and subsequently in Toledo, progressing through the executive ranks. He retired in 1974 and died in Toledo in 1975. During World War II Davis entered military service in September 1942, as Captain U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. He was stationed in the Office of the Chief of Engineers in Washington DC and subesequently promoted to Lt. Col. and assigned to G4, GHQ, Army Forces Pacific Theater. He was on the staff of Gen. Douglas MacArthur in the Philippines and Japan until his release from active duty in May 1946. Matriculated on September 9, 1925. Graduated on June 15, 1929. Died on May 28, 1975.
Photograph:No digital image available
Additional Online Resources:John K. Davis World War II papers