- For the Speaker of the New York State Assembly, see George R. Davis (New York).
Early life and education[edit | edit source]
Civil War military service[edit | edit source]
Davis entered the Union Army in July 1862 and served as captain in the Eighth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, and as major in the Third Regiment, Rhode Island Volunteer Cavalry.
Career[edit | edit source]
Early career[edit | edit source]
Following the war Davis engaged in manufacturing, the insurance business, and as financial agent at Chicago, Illinois.
Military career[edit | edit source]
Davis later served as member of the State militia and senior colonel of the First Regiment, Illinois National Guard.
Political career[edit | edit source]
Business career[edit | edit source]
Davis chose to end his political career and resume his former business pursuits. He served as treasurer of Cook County, Illinois from 1886 to 1890. He served as director general of the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago in 1893.
Death[edit | edit source]
Davis died in Chicago, and was interred in Rosehill Cemetery.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- George R. Davis at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Retrieved on 2008-10-13