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Representative Robert O. Davis

Robert O. Davis was a Republican member of the House of Representatives from the 13th Districe of Beaver County who served as Vice Chair of the House Transportation Committee. Born in Newcastle on July 15, 1910, he was the son of Thomas and Florence R. Shearer Davis. After earning an A.B. from The Pennsylvania State University in 1932 and an LL.B. from the Duquesne University Law School in 1937, he was admitted to the Beaver County, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations. He served as a member of the Beaver Area School Board from 1943 to 1955, as well as the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, National Wildlife Federation, Lions International Society, Society of Friends, and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America. Owner and publisher of the Beaver County Legal Journal, he also served on the Advisory Board for the Beaver County Branch of Penn State University and was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1966 and was re-elected in 1966 and 1970. He married the former Jane E. Wright on September 17. 1938 with whom he had two children.

Correspondence File,
(2 cartons)

{series #368m.1} [Holdings]

Arranged alphabetically by subject or first letter of surname of the correspondent.

Correspondence of Representative Robert O. Davis. The subject of the correspondence relates primarily but bot exclusively to his activities on the House Transportation Committee. Also present is correspondence relating to education, teacher certification, cost of living increases for teachers, property tax reform, the divorce code, the death penalty, the habitual offender program, day care, bicycle safety, boarding houses, electronic voting, the personal income tax, PHEAA, no-fault insurance, prison reform, campaign files, the Shippingport nuclear reactor.

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