This week’s podcast of The Spok Interview is an excellent introduction to a highly controversial figure in American history: the late Speaker of the House, Paul Davis.
In addition to his prolific writing, Davis was a prolific and prolific-witted speaker.
He wrote a brilliant autobiography, The Spoke Davis Story, in 2005.
His career began as a writer in New York City, and his speeches were often delivered by stage managers.
The Spokesman-Review’s Dave Levinthal had the pleasure of interviewing Davis in 2014.
Davis’ speechwriting style was often unconventional and unconventional-sounding, and sometimes controversial.
His public persona was often described as “a self-deprecating, ironic, occasionally satirical man.”
Davis wrote often in a “non-verbal, non-entertaining, nonintelligible style,” which was often likened to a sort of improvised speech.
Some of the themes that Davis was discussing in his speeches include the war in Vietnam, racial discrimination, and “a general sense of anger and hatred.”
Davis is considered to be the first African-American speaker to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor.
It was not until his death in 2013 that Davis received his first citation in the United States Senate.
Davis was one of the most successful politicians in American public life, and he won a wide range of elections in the years following his death.
However, his life was also full of ups and downs.
Davis did not shy away from public controversy, and the Spokesmen-Review caught up with Davis in 2016 to find out more about his personal life and politics.
The transcript of our interview can be found here: The Spoked Davis Interview Transcript The Spoken Davis Interview Episode One: What was your early childhood like?
Did you have a big family?
I was raised by my mom and stepdad, who were divorced.
I had a very liberal family.
My parents separated in the early 1970s and I was basically raised by them.
My father was a teacher at New York University.
He was an Irish-American who grew up in South Dakota and went to law school.
He had a career in advertising, but he got out of advertising because of the Vietnam War.
I have no idea why, but I had no one to speak to.
It didn’t work out.
My mother divorced me when I was eight years old, and my stepdad moved out to live in New Mexico.
When my dad came back to the States in 1973, I was nine.
He went to work for the U.S. government.
When I got my driver’s license, I went to the state fair.
It wasn’t until my mid-teens that I was officially admitted to college.
I went into business school, and I graduated with a degree in public relations from the University of Wyoming in 1976.
The rest is history.
Davis attended New York Law School from 1976 until 1986, where he received his law degree from Columbia University.
Davis continued to attend the law school until 1987, when he graduated with an M.B.A. degree in Political Science from the Graduate School of Business at NYU.
Davis then went on to receive his Ph.
D. in Political Economy from Columbia in 1993.
Davis left the law for academic research, but it was not long before he received a call from President George W. Bush.
I was a freshman law student at NYU in the mid-1980s, and during my first semester of law school I was in a meeting of the law faculty and they said, “George, you’re going to be president of the United State of America.
Are you going to take a seat?”
George, of course, was the President of the Harvard Law Review.
And I said, no, I’m going to study.
And George went on, “I’m going into politics, and you’re a Republican.”
And I’m like, “What?
I’m a Democrat.”
And George said, you know what, I’ll get you a job as a legal analyst on a campaign.
“He said, I got a job in politics.
He’s now President Bush’s White House Counsel.
He got the job, and it was in the middle of the night when I woke up.
I remember walking into the office, and they had a sign on the door saying, “Come and see us.”
I remember being very confused.
I said to my professor, “Professor, I don’t know what to say.
I’ve never been in a room before.
Why am I here?
“He said to me, “The first thing you need to do is tell George that you’re here for him.
“And that’s exactly what I did.
George is the only one who has ever said that to me.
And the way he said it was a combination of the shock of being told I’m here for the President, and that I am a very interesting person.
So that’s why I’m on