Jim Davis papers

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Jim Davis papers
Davis, Jim, 1957-
Physical Description:
45.00 : (45 boxes) ;


Subjects / Keywords:
Health care policy in the United States ( lcsh )
Campaign funds -- United States ( lcsh )
International relations ( lcsh )
Offshore Drilling ( lcsh )
Cuba -- Economic policy ( lcsh )
Cuba -- Emigration and immigration ( lcsh )
Educational law and legislation -- Florida ( lcsh )
Environmental law ( lcsh )
Environmental policy ( lcsh )
Florida -- Economic conditions ( lcsh )
Florida -- Legislature -- House of Representatives ( lcsh )
Florida -- Politics and government ( lcsh )
Foreign relations -- Cuba ( lcsh )
Hillsborough County (Fla.) ( lcsh )


Scope and Content:
The collection includes materials from 1988-1996, when Jim Davis served in the Florida State House, and from 1997-2006, when he served in the U.S. House of Representatives. The wide variety of materials includes documents, correspondence, memoranda, constituent opinion forms, constituent mail, audiocassettes (including radio interviews), speeches, education and health care documents, legislative files, meeting files, strategic plans, bills, records, publications, personal papers, as well as photographs, press clippings, and videos. Areas of interest include the Clinton impeachment, the legal battle over Terri Schiavo, the invasion of Iraq, education, abortion, migration, economic embargos, trade, welfare reform, appropriations, environmental law and policy, health care, land ownership and development, housing, the War on Terror, human rights, logging and timber, unemployment, off-shore drilling, drugs, and homeland security.
Preferred Citation:
Jim Davis Papers, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Jim Davis
Born in Tampa, Florida on October 11, 1957, former Congressman Jim Davis attended Jesuit High School and received his B.A. from Washington and Lee University in Virginia. He attended the University of Florida College of Law in Gainesville, where he received his Juris Doctorate in 1982. Davis went on to practice law in Tampa, where he worked in private practice for several years. He was later elected to the Florida House of Representatives, where he served from 1988-1996. He served as House Majority Leader from 1994-1996, and was elected as a Democrat to the 105th Congress. From January 3, 1997 to January 3, 2007, Davis served in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was the Democratic nominee for Governor of Florida in 2006, but lost the election to Republican nominee Charlie Crist.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
None. The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright. Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at [url=http://www.copyright.gov/%C2%A0]http://www.copyright.gov/[/url]for more information.
Resource Identifier:
u29.094-d35-ead ( USFLDC Handle )

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