Member

Sessions

Sessions Office Position District Party
1951-1952 Representative Republican
1953-1954 Representative Republican
1955-1956 Representative Republican
1957-1958 Representative Republican
1959 Representative Republican
1960 Representative Republican
1961 Representative Republican
1962 Representative Republican
1963 Representative Republican
1964 Representative Republican
1965 Representative Republican
1966 Representative Republican
Counties Forest

Biography

06/12/1894 - 12/06/1990


DAVIS, James Kepler, a Representative from Forest County; born in Tionesta, Forest County, Pa., June 12, 1894; graduated, United States Naval Academy, 1916; rear admiral, "U.S.S. Chateau Thierry" (1941-1942), "U.S.S. Leon" (1944-1945), "U.S.S. Appalachian" (1945), "U.S.S. Rockbridge" (1945), "U.S.S. Montour" (1945), United States Navy (1916-1947, World War I and World War II; Bronze Star recipient); publisher, Tionesta Forest Press; engaged in real estate and insurance; contributor, The Derrick, Oil City; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1951 term; reelected to serve 7 consecutive terms thereafter; appointed, Local Government Commission (1963-1964); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1966); died, December 6, 1990 in Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania; interred, Riverside Cemetery, Tionesta, Forest County, Pennsylvania.