William H. Davis
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N 38° 21.820 W 081° 39.719
17S E 442167 N 4246373
Booker T. Washington was one of William H. Davis students.
Waymark Code: WM144B1
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 04/11/2021
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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William H. Davis

Born in Ohio in 1848, Davis served during the Civil War in the Union Light Guard of Ohio that was tasked with protecting President Lincoln. After the war, he moved to present day Malden and later Charleston., where he served as an educator. His most noted student was Booker T. Washington. He became the first African American candidate to run for governor in 1888. Died in 1938.
Marker Number: None seen on sign

Marker Title: William H. Davis

Marker Location: South of Kanawha Blvd.

County or Independent City: Charleston, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives & History, 2019

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