Jimmie Davis Photo

Jimmie Davis

Born: Sep 11, 1899

Death: Nov 5, 2000

Birthplace: Quitman

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Jimmie Davis

Date of Birth : Sep 11, 1899
Date of Death : Nov 5, 2000
Birth Place : Quitman

James Houston "Jimmie" Davis was a singer and songwriter of both sacred and popular songs who served for two nonconsecutive terms from 1944 to 1948 and from 1960 to 1964 as the governor of his native Louisiana. Although September 11, 1899 is now commonly accepted as his date of birth, that is questionable since no documentation exists. Davis was a nationally popular country music and gospel singer from the 1930s into the 1960s, occasionally recording and performing as late as the early 1990s. He was inducted into six halls of fame, including the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

Profession


  • Politician
  • Singer
  • Songwriter

Also known as


  • Davis, Jimmie
  • Jimmy Davies
  • James Houston Davis

Spouse


  • Alverna Adams
  • Anna Carter

Awards Won


  • Grammy Hall of Fame Award
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