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Encyclopedia > Westmoreland Davis

Westmoreland "Morley" Davis (August 21, 1859-September 7, 1942) a lawyer, farmer, and Governor of Virginia from February 1, 1918 to February 1, 1922. August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1859 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ... This article is about the year. ... The Governor of Virginia serves as the chief executive of the Commonwealth of Virginia for a four-year term. ... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Davis was born to a wealthy and prominent family in Leesburg, Loudon County, Virginia on August 21, 1859. The Davis family lost much of its wealth during the American Civil War. Davis and his mother, left a widow, struggled financially after the war, but he was able to attend the Virginia Military Institute and the University of Virginia. Later, he attended Columbia University where he studied law. He joined an elite New York City law firm and became wealthy. Leesburg is a town located in Loudoun County, Virginia, United States of America. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1859 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... The American Civil War (1861–1865) was fought in North America within the United States of America, between twenty-four mostly northern states of the Union and the Confederate States of America, a coalition of eleven southern states that declared their independence and claimed the right of secession from the... The Virginia Military Institute (VMI), located in Lexington, Virginia, is the oldest state military college in the United States and the only classical state military college: all VMI students are cadets. ... Website Virginia. ... Columbia University is a private university in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. ... The city is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture, and is one of the worlds major global cities (along with London, Tokyo and Paris) with a virtually unrivaled collection of museums, galleries, performance venues, media outlets, international corporations, and stock exchanges. ...


In 1903, Davis purchased Morven Park where he planned to take up farming despite his lack of experience. Davis advocated reform in farming, especially the use of science to improve productivity and sanitation. In 1912, he bought the magazine Southern Planter, one of the most popular magazines in the South. He used his position to advocate his ideas on farming and for political aid to farmers. 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ...


Virginia elected Davis governor in 1917. As governor, Davis sent increased funding to Virginia's colleges and universities. He also pressed for aid to farmers and funding for scientific farming research. In general, he reformed and modernized the Virginia government. While governor, he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention of 1920. State nickname: Old Dominion Official languages English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Tim Kaine (D-Governor Elect) Senators John Warner (R) George Allen (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 35th 110,862 km² 7. ... A governor is also a device that regulates the speed of a machine. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... Featured at the Democratic National Convention are speeches by prominent party figures. ...


Davis died September 7, 1942. September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ... This article is about the year. ...

Preceded by:
Henry Carter Stuart
Governor of Virginia
1918–1922
Succeeded by:
Elbert Lee Trinkle

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