James F. Davis grew up on a family farm, has a degree in economics from
Cornell University and an MBA in International Business from the American
University and served in the US Army 3 years with jobs that included, field
artillery forward observer, company commander, and computer systems analyst.
He spent most of his adult life as an international banker, first with Chase
Manhattan Bank where he held long-term assignments in Europe, Latin America
and the USA. Positions included long and short-term Economic Forecasting and
Planning Officer, Country Risk Analyst, and Expansion Diversification Officer.
He was also head of Multinational Lending for Chase in Venezuela.
He moved to several other banking institutions where positions held included
being the head of the Trade Finance Division, the Real Estate Division, the Latin
American Division, and the International Division. He has been profiled in: Who’s
Who in International Banking.
Being responsible for a bank’s business in over 60 countries required analysis of
the economic, social and political conditions in each that they did business. He
learned firsthand what government policies helped bring about economic
prosperity and which ones caused poverty. He accurately predicted the debt
defaults of Mexico and Brazil in 1982 six months before the events.
He traveled extensively in more than 50 countries, meeting with many world
leaders. Seeing first hand how events were misreported in the dominant media
resulted in his becoming involved with Accuracy in Media (AIM) where he is a
Director. He is also President of Accuracy in Academia.
He was an elected representative in Darien, CT for 20 years, a member of the
Finance Budget Committee, and at times Chairman for Education. He was also
head of the Taxpayers Association and Chairman of the Clay County Republican
Party in North Carolina where he lives with his wife. He also wrote a weekly
column for the Sentinel chain of newspapers and has been published regularly
on political and economic matters. He has been a guest speaker at many GOP
and Tea Party meetings. He was one of the first bankers to write about the
Causes of the Financial Crisis of 2008 which was listed as the best short
explanation on Yahoo Answers. He was the Western North Carolina Chairman
for Cruz for President and a member of the NC Cruz leadership team.