Richard Joseph Davis was born 7 August 1921 in Portsmouth, Va. He graduated from the College of William and Mary and served in the United States Marine Corps. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a law degree. Davis was elected mayor of Portsmouth, chairman of the Virginia Democratic Party and served as lieutenant-governor from 1982-1986. Davis has been an unsuccessful candidate for U. S. Senate and for governor. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Richard Joseph Davis.