Jamestown Evening Journal

Parke H. Davis Honored

Former Jamestowner to Represent Princeton on Intercollegiate Football Rules Committee.


Princeton, N. J., March 23 - Announcement is made of the election of Parke H. Davis, '93, as Princeton's representative on the intercollegiate rules committee to take the place of J. B. Fine, who has resigned. Mr. Davis played end rush and tackle on the Princeton elevens of the early '90s and after graduation came into great prominence as a football coach by his successful direction of the teams at Wisconsin, Amherst and Lafayette. His '96 team at the latter college is considered one of the greatest teams in the history of the game. Mr. Davis has for several years been actively engaged in the practice of law at Easton, Pa., but has always kept closely in touch with Princeton's athletic councils, being considered one of the university's foremost strategical experts.

Parke H. Davis is a former resident of Jamestown and graduated from Jamestown High school with the class of ‘89. He was one of the pioneers in football in this city, being one of those who started the game on the “flats" in 1887, and his friends here will learn with pleasure that he has won the highest honor in intercollegiate football - membership on the intercollegiate football rules committee.

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