I indicated I came to the conclusion there was too much discomfort on my part and the part of my familyRep. Davis declined offer of Obama's seat Dec 31, 2008
It would be difficult to generate the trust level people would have to have in me. ... It was something I wanted to do, but I said I would not take an appointment from the governorRep. Davis declined offer of Obama's seat Dec 31, 2008
I want to make sure at least one of us has what is neededRep. Davis departs Chicago mayor race Jan 01, 2011
Danny Davis (May 29, 1925 – June 12, 2008) was a band leader, vocalist and producer and founder/leader of the Nashville Brass.
Danny Davis was born as George Nowlan into a large Irish-Catholic family in Dorchester, Massachusetts (one of his brothers became a priest who at one time was assigned to the Vatican). When he became a professional musician, he changed his name to Danny Davis because MGM executive Harry Meseron told him that "he looked like a Danny." He took the last name Davis because it was a common name in the South.
Davis's father died when he was five years old. His mother supported the family by giving music lessons (piano and voice) in the family home.