Engineer; professor of engineering; university dean. Born– June 28, 1876, Washington, D.C. Parents George Jacob and Nora Ninette Jones Davis.  Married– Ardelia Barbara Meyer, June 28, 1905.  Children– Two. Education– Attended George Washington University; Cornell University, B.C.E., 1902. Taught engineering at  the University of Wisconsin, 1902-1912; University of Alabama, 1912-1946; dean of the College of Engineering, 1912-46.  Served as engineer for the Alabama State Advisory Committee for Public Works, 1933.  Designed bridges and tunnels for the Tuscaloosa city water works.  One of the original twelve honorary judges for the Fisher Body Craftsman Guild, 1950-53. Member of Phi Beta Kappa; International Rotary Club; Tuscaloosa Chamber of Commerce; Sons of the American Revolution; American Society of Civil Engineers and several other professional engineering organizations.  Honorary D.Sci., University of Alabama, 1931. Died February 28, 1958.


Alabama Alumni Magazine, May-June 1958.

Davis, George Jacob.  Family History.  Tuscaloosa, 1955.

Files at Alabama Department of Archives and History.


Family History, With Special Emphasis on the Ancestors of the Brothers, Philip Christopher Davis, George Graham Davis, (and others). Tuscaloosa, Ala.; s.n., 1955.