Judge L. Clifford Davis

Title

Judge L. Clifford Davis

Subject

Davis, L. Clifford
Distinguished Alumnus

Class of

1945

Education

  • BA - Business Administration, Philander Smith College, 1945
  • J. D. - Howard University (Law), 1949
  • Graduate Studies in Economics, Atlanta University

 

Occupation

  • Judge, Tarrant County District Criminal Court #2, 1983-88
  • Visiting and Senior District Judge, 1989-2004
  • Of Counsel, Johnson, Vaughn & Heiskell
  • General Practitioner of Law, 1953-83, 2003-
  • Assistant Professor of Business, Paul Quinn College
  • Organized the Forth Worth Black Bar Association
  • Filed federal lawsuit to integrate the Fort Worth Independent School District
  • Opened one of the 1st African American law offices in Fort Worth Texas
  • Military Service, 1954-55

Affiliations

  • Member St. Andrews United Methodist Church
  • Executive Board, Local NAACP
  • Executive Board, L. Clifford Davis Legal Association
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
  • Executive Board, Carver Heights Neighborhood Association
  • National Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • PSC Distinguished Alumnus, 1995
  • Living Legend, Cowboys of Color Museum, Fort Worth, 1995
  • Silver Gavel, Tarrant County Bar Association
  • National Bar Association Hall of Fame
  • The William Ming Award, NAACP
  • L. Clifford Davis Elementary School, 2002
  • Arkansas Black Hall of Fame, 2007
  • The Blackstone Award, Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, The Fort Worth Business, 2015
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, The Texas Lawyer Publication, 2015
  • The Black Bar Association, renamed L. Clifford Davis Legal Association, 2014

Source

L. Clifford Davis, DistinguishedAlum. Alumni Affairs Collection, PSC Archives and Special Collections

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Citation

“Judge L. Clifford Davis,” Philander Smith College Digital Archive, accessed August 8, 2022, https://pscdigitalarchive.omeka.net/items/show/456.