Robert J. Davis, who spent 22 years in the human resources department at MIT, died on Dec. 27, he was 92.
Davis, who started work at MIT in 1956, retired as the director of personnel relations in 1978. He was also a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, and, according to a death notice, was a direct descendant of John Marshall, the seventh chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court; a personnel director of the Los Alamos National Lab in New Mexico; and an advisor to presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson regarding equal-opportunity employment.
Robert Davis was also the father of Raleigh Davis, who has worked in the Lincoln Laboratory Property Office for the last 25 years.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Robert's memory to the charity of your choice. Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Holden, Dunn and Lawler Funeral Home, 55 High Rock St. (off Route 109) in Westwood today (Tuesday, Dec. 30) from 4-6 p.m. Funeral services and interment will be private.