Jimmie Davis

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James Houston Davis
47th Governor of Louisiana
From: May 9, 1944 – May 11, 1948
Predecessor Sam Houston Jones
Successor Earl Long
Former Governor of Louisiana
From: May 10, 1960 – May 12, 1964
Predecessor Clarence C. Aycock
Successor John McKeithen
Party Democrat
Spouse(s) (1) Alverna Adams (died 1967)

(2) Anna Carter Gordon Davis (died 2004)

Religion Baptist

James "Jimmie" Houston Davis (September 11, 1899 – November 5, 2000), was a famous gospel and popular music singer who served two non-consecutive terms as a Democratic governor of Louisiana, 1944 to 1948 and 1960 to 1964.

He was originally from Quitman near Jonesboro in Jackson Parish in north Louisiana. He is interred beside his first wife, the former Alverna Adams, at the Jimmie Davis Tabernacle Cemetery east of Jonesboro in Jackson Parish. His son, James William "Jim" Davis (1944-2012), was a farmer from Newellton in Tensas Parish in northeastern Louisiana, where the former governor owned considerable property.