Biography of Harry L. Davis
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

HARRY L. DAVIS served as treasurer of the City of Cleveland in 1910-11, and in 1916 he initiated his specially loyal and progressive administration as mayor of the Ohio metropolis, which is his native city, his birth having here occurred January 25, 1878, and he being a son of the late Hon. Evan H. Davis, who was an honored and influential citizen and who served as a representative of Cuyahoga County in the State Legislature, besides having held for seven years the office of district factory inspector.

Harry L. Davis gained in the public schools of Cleveland his early education, and as a youth he was for several years employed in the rolling mills at Newburgh. He was f or some time associated with the service of the Cleveland Park Board, was later a solicitor for the Bell Telephone Company, and eventually he became president of the Davis Telephone Rate Adjustment Company. In 1912 he was national organizer for the Loyal Order of Moose, and thereafter he was engaged in the general insurance business until his election to the office of mayor, in November, 1915. He is a republican and has served as chairman of the republican executive committee of Cuyahoga County, as well as a member of the Republican State Central Committee of Ohio. He is identified with leading clubs and other social organizations in his home city, has served as president of the local Welsh Society, and in the Masonic fraternity he has received the thirty second degree of the Scottish Rite. Mr. Davis married, in 1902. Miss Lucy V. Fegan.

A History of Cuyahoga County
and the City of Cleveland
By: William R. Coates
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York, 1924

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