Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Representative  Don Davis (Deceased)

District 18

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Member Information

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Jacksonville

Occupation:  Vice President, Gate Petroleum Company

Spouse:  Alice Claudia Berry of Miami

Child(ren):  Donald R. Jr., Dean L.

Education:  Los Angeles City College, 1949-1950; University of Redlands, 1950; U.C.L.A., A.A., 1959

Born:  June 23, 1931, Okemah, OK

Deceased:  April 10, 2008

Military:  U.S. Army 3 years; Decorated Korean War Veteran, Combat Infantryman Badge, Korean War ribbon with 3 battle stars

Moved to Florida:  1960

Religious Affiliation:  Baptist

Recreational Interest:  golf, hunting, snow skiing, tennis

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 2000, reelected subsequently

Other Public Service

Jacksonville City Council, President 1993, 1999

Jacksonville City Councilman at Large 1987-1999


American Cancer Society, past Board of Directors

Deerwood Club

Florida Theatre, Board of Directors

Jacksonville 1st Tee, Board of Directors

Prisoners of Christ, Board of Directors

Honorable Company of Red Coats, Chairman 1999-2000

The Players Championship, Chairman 1988

Toyota Gator Bowl Association, President 1987

Rotary Club, President 1985


Florida Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus, Legislator of the Year 2003

Rated "A" by the Florida Chamber of Commerce 2003

Florida Petroleum Marketers, Legislative Leadership Award 2001

Charles Webb Award given to the member of City Council considered the most valuable by the President of the Council 1997-1998

Claude Yates Award given to the outstanding member of the Jacksonville City Council by a vote of its 19 members 1993-1994

Served two terms as Chairman of H.U.D. Advisory Board and was appointed by the Legislature to Local Government Study Commission, which formulated our consolidated form of government

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