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Jimmie DAVIS

American Jimmie DAVIS

born James Houston DAVIS

Singer of both sacred and popular songs, 47th Governor of Louisiana

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on September 11, 1899 in Quitman, Jackson Parish Louisiana, USA
Died: on November 05, 2000 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA


Davis was born to a sharecropping couple, the former Sarah Elizabeth Works and Samuel Jones Davis, in the now-ghost town of Beech Springs southeast of Quitman in Jackson Parish in north Louisiana. The family was so poor that young Jimmie did not have a bed in which to sleep until he was nine years old.

He graduated from Beech Springs High School and the New Orleans campus of Soule Business College. U.S. Representative Otto Passman also graduated from Soule but from the Bogalusa campus. Davis received his bachelor's degree in history from the Baptist-affiliated Louisiana College in Pineville in Rapides Parish. He received a master's degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. His 1927 master's thesis, which examines the intelligence levels of different races, is titled Comparative Intelligence of Whites, Blacks and Mulattoes.

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- Category Singer & Musician, American politician