Jacob Erastus Davis
(October 31, 1905 – February 28, 2003) was a Democratic
member of the U.S. House of Representatives
Jacob E. Davis was born in Beaver Village, Ohio
. He graduated from Beaver High School in Beaver Village, Ohio in 1923. He received his A.B. from Ohio State University
in Columbus, Ohio
, in 1927, and J.D.
from Harvard University
in Cambridge, Massachusetts
, in 1930. He worked as a lawyer in private practice, and served as prosecuting attorney of Pike County, Ohio
, from 1931 to 1935. He was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from 1935 to 1937, serving as speaker pro tempore and majority floor leader in 1937. He was common pleas judge of Pike County, Ohio, from 1937 to 1940.
Davis was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh
Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Seventy-eighth
Congress in 1942
. He was special assistant to the United States Secretary of the Navy
from 1943 to 1944. He was vice president of Kroger
Company of Cincinnati, Ohio
, from 1945 to 1960 and president and CEO from 1961 to 1970. He died on February 28, 2003, in Naples, Florida
. Interment in Spring Grove Mausoleum in Cincinnati, Ohio.