Biography of Hon. Thomas Davis
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HON. THOMAS DAVIS, mining man and capitalist, was born in Gloucester, England, August 31, 1861. He has spent almost his entire litetime in this country and was educated in San Francisco, California. Having completed his education he was engaged in mercantile business for a short while, but soon quit that to take up the study of law. Shortly afterwards he came to Arizona and located in Pinal County, where in company with Judge R. E. Sloan, he acquired ownership of Kenilworth Farm, the largest farm at that time under cultivation in Arizona. He was admitted to practice in this state, and was one of the four Republicans elected to the first Constitutional Convention in 1891, representing Pinal County; again in 1895 he represented Pinal County in the Council of the Eighteenth Legislature, after which he returned to the practice of law, his chosen profession, having offices in Florence and Tucson.

In 1900, having become interested in mining and acquired valuable properties, he gave up his legal work entirely to devote his time to that industry. While his holdings in Arizona are very valuable, they are not confined to this state, as he has also mining interests in Canada, Mexico, and in other parts of the Southwest.

In politics, Mr. Davis is a Republican, and for 30 years he has been a power in the party in Arizona. He is a prominent member of the Masonic order and of the Mystic Shrine, and is one of the representative men of the state. He was married September 1, 1891, at San Francisco, California, to Ellen Amanda MacLean, daughter of Captain Alexander MacLean, of Greenock, Scotland. His home is in Tucson.

From:
Who's Who in Arizona
Vol 1
Compiled and Published by Jo Conners
Press of The Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona 1913


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