Danny K. Davis is a Representative from Illinois. He was born in Parkdale, Arkansas in September 6, 1941. He received his B.A. from Arkansas A. M. & N. College in 1961, his M.S. from Chicago State University in 1968, and his Ph.D. from Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1977
He worked as a clerk in Chicago, and at the Post Office from 1961-1965. He was a teacher for Chicago Public Schools from 1962-1968, and was executive director at Greater Lawndale Conservation Commission in 1969. He was the
director of training for Martin L. King Neighborhood Health Center from 1969-1971, and was executive director of Westside Health Center from 1975-1981.
He was an alderman for Chicago's city council, from 1979-1990, and was commissioner of Cook County's board from 1990-1996.
He was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States House of Representatives in 1984 and 1986 before being elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Fifth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3,