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Davis, Charles T.

Charles T. Davis was the first poet laureate of Arkansas. C. T. Davis was born on March 26, 1888, at Dardanelle (Yell County). His father, lawyer Colonel Marcellus Davis, had established a newspaper, the Western Immigrant, at Dardanelle in 1876. His mother, Susan Johnston Davis, was a member of a prominent Yell County family. He had a sister, Winnie Davis. The 1940 census indicates that Davis had three years of college education, but where this took place is unknown. From 1911 to 1915, Davis served as secretary to U.S. Representative Henderson Madison Jacoway. While living in Washington DC, Davis married Teresa Richmond. The marriage ended, and she remained in Washington with son Richmond Hill Davis. Their older son, Charles Thomas …