|Object Name||Poster, Political|
|Dimensions||H-14 W-22.25 inches|
|Description||This political poster is printed on thin cardboard and has a white background. Across the top of the poster is black text which reads "VOTE FOR / DREXELL 'DREX' DAVIS." Centered under this text is a small black and white photograph of Davis wearing a suit and tie. To the left of the image are capital, underlined words which read "EXPERIENCE / COUNTS." To the right of the image in identical type is printed "DEPUTY CLERK / 10 YEARS." Under the image is more text which reads " - FOR - / CLERK, COURT OF APPEALS." A small union trademark is printed at the bottom center of the poster.|
Drexell "Drex" R. Davis was a self-described "Yellow Dog" Democrat who held several elected positions in the Kentucky state government. He began his political career in 1948 as Deputy Clerk of the Kentucky Court of Appeals. He was elected to statewide office in 1963 when he won a race for Clerk of the Court of Appeals. He served in this post from 1964 to 1968. In 1971, Davis was elected to his first term as Kentucky State Treasurer. He served in that position until 1976, when he began his first term as the Secretary of State of Kentucky. In 1980 he began another term as State Treasurer, having defeated Republican Dr. James G. Wilhite in the 1979 election. In 1984 Davis claimed a second term as Secretary of State, defeating Republican Ann Ross. This would be the last public office he held. Davis' thirty-three years of public service prompted his interest in collecting political memorabilia.
This object was donated on December 30, 1986 by Drexell R. Davis.
|Collection||Drexell R. Davis Collection|
Davis, Drexell R.
Politics & government
Court of Appeals
Franklin County (Ky.)
Secretary of State of Kentucky
|Physical Holder||Kentucky Historical Society - KHS|