JOHN MARCUS DAVIS
Davis Was Rail Chief
Railroads have always played an important part in the history of Palestine and John Marcus Davis perhaps went higher in the ranks of railroading than any other Palestinian.
He took part in building the Great Northern through the northwest. Later, he was a vice president with the Baltimore and Ohio. Other positions followed until he was named president of the Delaware and Lackawanna Railroad.
As chief officer of the DLW, he interested the great inventor, Thomas Edison, in making the railroad all-electric, and the project was carried out.