HARTFORD, CT; 10.31.2000: Hartford Courant publisher Jack Davis. (DIGITAL) Courant Photo Michael McAndrews
Photo Michael McAndrews


Journalist, Urban Activist

Jack Davis worked as reporter and editor at three New Orleans newspapers in the 1970s and 1980s. He was editor or publisher of Tribune Company newspapers in Chicago, Virginia, and Connecticut from 1983 to 2007. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard College, he is a member of the boards of the Congress for the New Urbanism, Smart Growth for Louisiana, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which owns the Mies van der Rohe Farnsworth House, and the Mies van der Rohe Society. He and his wife Mimi Claiborne Davis own an apartment in a classic Chicago high rise designed by Mies van der Rohe, one of the few apartments with the original floorplan of the famous architect. They also own original Mies van der Rohe Barcelona chairs, which are in their New Orleans apartment, designed by William Mouton. Currently, he works as a volunteer on New Orleans recovery projects, including the campaign for more rational hospital plans and the movement to demolish the elevated expressway over Claiborne Avenue.

Jack Davis worked as reporter and editor at three New Orleans newspapers in the 1970s and 1980s. He was editor or publisher of Tribune Company newspapers in Chicago, Virginia, and Connecticut from 1983 to 2007. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard College, he is a member of the boards of the Congress for the New Urbanism, Smart Growth for Louisiana, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which owns the Mies van der Rohe Farnsworth House, and the Mies van der Rohe Society. He and his wife Mimi Claiborne Davis own an apartment in a classic Chicago high rise designed by Mies van der Rohe, one of the few apartments with the original floorplan of the famous architect. They also own original Mies van der Rohe Barcelona chairs, which are in their New Orleans apartment, designed by William Mouton.

Currently, he works as a volunteer on New Orleans recovery projects, including the campaign for more rational hospital plans and the movement to demolish the elevated expressway over Claiborne Avenue.

Jack has served on the Executive Board of the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society and on its Advisory Council and has participated as a
“Faculty” presenter for Words & Music on numerous occasions.

 

 

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