John H. Davis Jr., a former photographer for the News American who changed careers and became a high school history teacher, died of stroke complications Wednesday at Brightview Rolling Hills. The Catonsville resident was 71.
Born in Baltimore, he was the son of John H. Davis Sr., a World War II veteran and CIA photography analyst, and his wife, Virginia Johnson.
He was raised in Victory Villa and on North Bend Road, and was a 1964 graduate of Catonsville High School. He enlisted in the Marine Corps and trained at Parris Island, S.C., as a photographer.
After his service, Mr. Davis became a photographer at the old News American in 1967 and covered daily news...