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Davis, Homer

HOMER DAVIS
Coram
Army


Davis Homer


Photo from the Davis Erhardt collection



Homer Davis was born in Coram in 1896. He was the son of Daniel and Nellie Davis.

He was inducted into the army on April 1, 1918 at the age of 22. He was assigned to the 152nd Dep Brigade until May 1, 1918. He was then assigned to the Ordinance Department until his discharge on May 16, 1919. Davis was promoted to Private 1 class in May of 1918. In June of 1918 he was made a Corporal, In August he was promoted to Sgt.

Davis was a graduate of Hamilton College and after the war began a lifetime career in American sponsored education, at Robert College of Istanbul in 1920, where he met and married Marjorie Weston Cook.

After brief service as a teacher, Homer Davis was appointed Principal in 1927 and President of Athens College in Greece in 1930,

At the outbreak of the Second World War the Davises' returned to the U.S.A. From September 1941 to May 1942, Homer Davis was chief of project licensing division of the Board of Economic Warfare. The next nine months were spent as executive vice president of the Greek War Relief. At the beginning of 1943 he joined the State Department as special assistant, to the Foreign Service Auxiliary and was assigned to the American Consulate General in Istanbul, In 1944 he, returned to Athens as Public Relations Officer with UNRRA. In 1946 Homer. And Marjorie Davis returned to Athens College where they remained, until their retirement to Cape Cod in 1976. Davis died in 1984 at the age of 88 on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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