Biographical Information:
Dates: 1904-1988
Dates in Ridgefield:

non-fiction writer, biographer, naval officer

Though a New Yorker by birth and primary residence, author John H. Davis spent many summers and vacations in Ridgefield where his mother, Maude Bouvier Davis–an aunt of Jacqueline Onassis-- had homes on East Ridge and later New Street. A cum laude Princeton graduate, Mr. Davis was a naval officer and a Fulbright scholar, living for many years in Italy where he co-founded the American Studies Center in Naples. His biographies have documented the Kennedy and Bouvier families, as well as mobsters, and in some books, joins the two (claiming, for instance, that the Kennedy brothers accepted campaign contributions from the head of the Chicago underworld).

Titles (partial):
The Bouviers: Portrait of an American Family, 1969
The Kennedys: Dynasty and Disaster 1984
Mafia Kingfish: Carlos Marcello and the Assassination of John F. Kennedy, 1989
Jacqueline Bouvier: An Intimate Memoir, 1996
Twilight of the Godfathers, 2000

–Sources: Notable Ridgefielders–Jack Sanders; Wikipedia; Amazon