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Senator Jeff Davis

The Bryan Daily Eagle & Pilot
Bryan Texas, Friday Evening, Jan 3, 1913 

SENATOR JEFF DAVIS
Suffered a Stroke of Apoplexy Early
This Morning at His Home
In Little Rock.
By Associated Press.
Little Rock, Ark., Jan. 3. 

United States Senator Jeff Davis died suddenly at his home here at 12:30
o'clock this morning as the result of an attack of apoplexy. Besides being a picturesque character in Washington during his one term in the senate, which began in 1907, United States Senator Jeff Davis had the distinction of being the only man elected to tbe governorship of Arkansas three times. Previous to his seven years Incumbency of the governorship of his state Mr. Davis had been prosecuting attorney for the Fifth Arkansas judicial district and in 1898 was elected attorney general of the state.

Mr. Davis was born In Little River county, Arkansas, in 1862, and received his education at Russellville, Ark., and at Vanderbilt University, graduating from the latter Institution in 1884. He was admitted to the bar the same year and soon after began to practice. Senator Davis' term would have expired March 4 of this year. At the democratic state primary last September he defeated Congressman Stephen Brundidge for nomination as senator. As the legislature is  overwhelmingly democratic.  He would have been reelected as soon as the legislature convened. Governor Donaghey at an early hour this morning said 'he thought it inappropriate to discuss the matter of the appointment of Senator Davis' successor. '

Senate Adjourned Out of Respect.
By Associated Press.
Washington, " Jan. 8. 
The senate adjourned on account of Senator Jeff Davis' death.

Extra- He was born in LR Co May 6, 1862 to Lewis W and E.A. Davis.