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Davis, William (Morris)

(1850–1934) geologist, geographer; born in Philadelphia. He studied at Harvard College, then spent three years (1870–73) as assistant at the National Observatory, Cordoba, Argentina. After working for his father, assisting Harvard's Nathaniel Shaler, and touring the world, he accepted an appointment in 1878 as Harvard instructor in physical geography and meteorology. He was extremely prolific throughout his lifetime, and bequeathed a still-relevant literature to his field, including Elementary Physical Geography (1902), Geographical Essays (1909), The Lesser Antilles (1926), and The Coral Reef Problem (1928). Creating a disciplined framework for a mass of data is regarded as his most enduring contribution.
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The William Davis scheme has already been given outline planing permission and work on Phase One's 119 homes, next to Buttercup Lane off Anson Road is already underway.
Judge William Davis said: "You were using a mobile phone without regard for road users.
He leaves behind a wife, Karen (Riden) Davis; son and daughter-in-law, Brian Keith Davis and Robyn Davis; grandson, whom he lovingly called his little pumpkin, Braden Matthew Davis; mother, Mary Davis Rister of Eldorado; brothers, Ira Robert Davis and Vicki of Eldorado, Paul Davis and Sherry of Omaha and William Davis of Harrisburg; sister, Mary Ann Curry and Charlie of Eldorado; and lots of nieces and nephews.
The judge, Mr Justice William Davis, adjourned the trial until this morning and sent the jury of seven men and five women home.
After five hours and 45 minutes of deliberations, the nine women and three men of the jury had still not reached a verdict and were excused until this morning by Judge Mr Justice William Davis.
Judge William Davis Morgan was challenging the Justice Department's refusal to move him to a softer regime by downgrading his security rating.
Yesterday Lord Justice Davis, Mrs Justice Carr and Mr Justice William Davis ruled that Quinn ought to have been deemed a "dangerous offender".
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There were aggravating factors, but the case was not exceptionally serious,' said Mr Justice William Davis.
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