John A. G. Davis was a law
professor at the University of Virginia
who was murdered there by a student. Born in Middlesex County, Davis attended the College of William and Mary and
then, after marrying a grandniece of Thomas Jefferson, the recently founded University of Virginia. He
established a law practice in Albemarle County, helped found a newspaper, and then, in 1830, joined the
University of Virginia's faculty as a professor of law. In his publications, Davis
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