From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Davis, DeWayne Frank

(born: 1896  -  died: 1969) 

Born in Covington, KY, DeWayne F. Davis became the assistant health commissioner in Charleston, WV and a physician at West Virginia State College [now West Virginia State University], where he had received his undergraduate degree. Davis received his M.D. from Meharry Medical College. He was the son of Ella May Holmes Davis and Henry Davis, according to his State of Texas Certificate of Death #03158, which reported he  died in Houston on January 20, 1969. Dr. Davis had been in Houston for six years. He was a veteran of World War I and was buried in the Paradise South Cemetery in Houston. For more see Who's Who in Colored America, 1950.


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NKAA Source: Who's who in colored America: an illustrated biographical directory of notable living persons of African descent in the United States (1950)

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