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Michael L. Davis
Michael L. Davis Oral History Transcript
Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library
Processed By: NY, June 1991
Finding Aide by: Chaise Carter, March 2012
Michael L. Davis was born on September 1, 1948 in Logansport, Indiana. His parents were Herman and Eva (Bowland) Davis. He went to school in Francesville, Indiana until his junior year, when he moved to Kodiak, Alaska to live with his sister. His senior year of high school he returned to Francesville, where he graduated in 1966. In 1970, he graduated from Manchester College and was hired as a teacher in Wabash, Indiana. In 1971, he ran for the seat in the Wabash City-County Court as a judge. He was elected, and at the age of 22, became the one of the youngest judges in Indiana. After sitting as judge for a term, he ran for Mayor of Wabash and won. Davis was mayor from 1976-1980.
Source: Oral History Transcript, January 19, 1980
This collection contains one transcript of an Oral History of Michael L. Davis, interviewed by George Dingledy. Davis discusses growing up in Francesville, Indiana, living in Alaska, teaching in Wabash, becoming the Wabash City-Court Judge, and serving as Mayor of Wabash.
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January 19, 1980 Transcript.
Size of Collection: 1 transcript
Collection Dates: 1948-1980
Provenance: Wabash Carnegie Public Library Oral History Project
Access : The collection is open for research use
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Wabash Carnegie Public Library, Wabash Indiana and the Manuscripts and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in English.
Alternate Formats: None