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John H. Davis Jr., teacher and former News American photographer, dies

John H. Davis Jr., teacher and former News American photographer, dies

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...

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