biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
DANIEL DAVIS, of the firm of Carroll & Davis, attorneys at Oskaloosa, was born in Monroe County, Iowa, Aug. 24, 1858, and is a son of David and Margaret (Jenkins) Davis, natives of Wales, for biography of whom see elsewhere in this volume. The subject of this sketch was reared in Mahaska County, coming here when only seven years old. His early education was received in the common schools at Beacon, but he afterward attended Oskaloosa College, and has attained liberal acquirements thereby. When twenty-one years old he entered the law-office of F. M. Davenport, Esq., of this city, and after a period of close application and hard study, and hav- ing passed the most commendable examination, was admitted to the bar. Dec. 16, 1882. Soon after his admission Mr. Davis formed a partnership with John H. James, under the firm name of James & Davis, at Marengo, Iowa, where after a period of one year that partnership was dis- solved, and he came to Oskaloosa, and became a member of the firm of Carroll, Davis & Evans, with offices at Oskaloosa and New Sharon. In 1885, Mr. Evans, at New Sharon, retired from the firm, and Messrs. Carroll & Davis continue the business at Oskaloosa. The firm occupies a prominent position among the younger legal firms of Oskaloosa, and is building up a practice which is flattering to their ability as lawyers, and financially remunerative. In March, 1886, Mr. Davis was elected to the office of City Solicitor, which office he now holds. Politi- cally he is a stanch Republican, and cast his first presidential vote for James A. Garfield. It is easy to predict the future of a young man of the ability, application and industry of Mr. Davis. Such men rarely fail of reaching to the summit of their am- bition in the profession of their choice.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy