Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
DAVIS, Mendel Jackson (1942-2007)

DAVIS, MENDEL JACKSON, a Representative from South Carolina; born in North Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., October 23, 1942; attended the North Charleston public schools; B.S., College of Charleston, 1966; J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 1970; admitted to the South Carolina bar in 1970 and commenced practice in North Charleston; district assistant to Congressman L. Mendel Rivers for ten years; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-second Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative L. Mendel Rivers, and reelected to the four succeeding Congresses (April 27, 1971-January 3, 1981); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-eighth Congress in 1980; resumed the practice of law; died on May 13, 2007, in Charleston, S.C.

College of Charleston
Special Collections
Charleston, SC
Papers: In the Gordon Stine Collection, ca. 1937-2000, amount unknown.
Letters from U.S. Rep Mendel J. Davis thanking Gordon Stine for support of Davis's re-election campaign in 1974.

  • Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Mendel Davis, Democratic Representative from South Carolina. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.