Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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DAVIS, Thomas M., III (1949-)

DAVIS, THOMAS M., III, a Representative from Virginia; born in Minot, Ward County, N.Dak., January 5, 1949; graduated from the United States Capitol Page School; B.A., Amherst College, Amherst, Mass., 1971; J.D., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., 1975; United States Army, 1971-1972; United States Army Reserve, 1972-1979; legislative assistant, Virginia house of delegates; business executive; member of the Fairfax County, Va., board of supervisors, 1980-1994; chair, Fairfax County, Va., board of supervisors, 1991-1994; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourth and to the five succeeding Congresses until his resignation November 24, 2008 (January 3, 1995-November 24, 2008); chair, National Republican Congressional Committee (One Hundred Sixth and One Hundred Seventh Congresses); chair, Committee on Government Reform (One Hundred Eighth and One Hundred Ninth Congresses).

George Mason University Libraries
Special Collections and Archives
Fairfax, VA
Papers: 1994-2008, 86 linear feet.
The Tom Davis Collection contains issue files, legislative files, committee hearing files, thank-you letters, and constituent mail from his entire congressional career. There are also videotape cassettes, photographs, and many pieces of memorabilia. The collection will be closed to research until 2014.

  • "Thomas M. Davis III" In Profiles in Character: The Values that Made America. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1996.
  • Davis, Tom., Martin Frost & Richard Cohen. The Partisan Divide: Congress in Crisis. Campbell, CA: Fastpencil Primiere, 2014.