Congressman Cohen Remembers Former City Council Member Fred Davis

May 12, 2020
Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today reflected on the life of former City Council member and community leader Fred Davis, who passed today at 86.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“I’ve known Fred Davis for close to 50 years. There wasn’t a finer, nicer gentleman in politics and government during that period. Mr. Davis brought people together. His was a strong voice for Orange Mound and he was an important member of and was devoted to his beloved Beulah Baptist Church. Mr. Davis encouraged young African Americans to study hard and be successful. It’s a shame he won’t have the large public funeral he deserves during this ongoing pandemic because it would have been immense in numbers and diversity, and a tribute to a life well-lived. He will be missed.”