Timeline - DMDavis



Dan M. Davis


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1944 - Born in Holden Hospital, Carbondale, Illinois
Father - CPA in Carbondale, Mother - Full time Mom,
Two Brothers, Age 12 and Age 2

June 1944 - Moved to Buffalo, NY
Where Father, now a LTJG, SC, USNR, was a contracts officer
June 1945, Eldest brother Graduated from 8th Grade

June 1945 - Moved back to Carbondale IL
Father assigned to DC
Father released from Active Duty, June 1946
Father admitted to Univ. of Illinois Law School September 1946

November 1946 - Moved to Student Housing Urbana IL.
Father attended U of Ill. Law School
First memories are of life are there, tonsillectomy, getting into trouble, ...
Eldest brother graduated from University High School, Urbana, IL
Maternal Grandmother dies in Illinois, liver cancer May 1949

June 1949 - Moved to Pinknyville, IL
Lived with Maternal Grandfather
Father took Illinois bar exam

September 1949 - Moved to Carbondale, IL
Lived in house on Beverage St, with family, including Maternal Grandfather,
Eldest brother, attended Southern Illinois University
Elder brother, in primary and secondary school

1949-55 - Attended Brush Elementary School, Carbondale
19 February 1950 - Younger brother born in Belleville, IL
April 1950 - Maternal Grandfather dies, heart attack
October 1951 - Eldest brother, called to active duty, USNR, in Memphis TN
Upon Release, he graduates from Univ. of Illinois. Champagne-Urbana
    He is then admitted to UI School of Veterinary Medicine; DVM 1957
    Later, MBA - University of Chicago

Fall 1955 - Moved to Colorado Springs, CO

1955-56 - Attended Cañon Elementary School

1956-58 - Attended Cheyenne Mountain Junior High School

1958-62 - Attended Cheyenne Mountain High School

1960-62 - Worked as Apprentice Pharmacist, Skiffington's on Nevada Ave
1960, Elder brother graduates from Cheyenne Mountain High School
    He is admitted to and then he attends Southern Illinois University
    Later earned BA, Carthage College, then MBA: Univ of Chicago

1962-64 - Attended University of Colorado, Boulder CO

1962-64 - School years, worked part-time as waiter/fry cook in Tulagi's, a beer hall

Summers 63 & 64 - Worked as brakeman on Manitou and Pikes Peak Railway

Fall 1964 - Moved to Lake Bluff IL with elder brother
Eldest brother facilitated our finding jobs at Abbott Labs

1964-66 - Worked for Abbott Laboratories as Engineering Technician extracting antibiotics
Abbott Labs initiated, requested and received a draft deferral (II-B, Necessary for War Production)  
Resigned at end of 1966 and went back to Colo Spgs to Enlist
      Considered all four services; only Marines guaranteed I would go to Vietnam
      I did not want to sit out war in a state-side billet

1967-1971 - Active Duty: Pvt to Sgt. US Marine Corps
Special Radio Operator (2571: Morse), Cryptologic Linguist (2574: Viet, Hanoi dialect).
Duty Stations: MCRD California, NCTC Florida, DLI-EC Wash. DC,
      I Corps - Vietnam (Apr'69-Apr'70:Phu Bai, Con Thien, & Dong Ha),
      Camp Geiger North Carolina, 7th RRFS Ramasun & Udorn Thailand, Geiger again,

Fall 1968 - Met at language school in DC and began courting future wife
Her family lived in Takoma Park MD, just over DC line;
      She earned BA, French, Univ of Maryland, '68  

Fall 1968 - Younger Brother admitted to Duke Univ.
He went to Duke as NROTC Midshipman
Concentrated on Computer Science; BSEE in '73,
Commissioned as Ensign, USN, assigned to NucPower School.
He served 12 year in Submarines, including early promotion to LCDR,
but left Navy to pursue PhD at UNC Chapel Hill,
advisee of Fred Brooks, awarded PhD in CS, '90  

April 1971 - DMD Released from Active Duty
Honorable separation, eligible for re-enlistment

Summer 1971 - Worked at Abbott Laboratories as Engineering Technician
in Environmental Engineering Department - Reducing industrial pollution

14 August 1971 - Married Wife, Takoma Park MD


1971-1973 - Attended University of Colorado, Boulder CO
Emphasis - Quantitative Psychology, Computer Science

Fall 1971 - Promoted to SSgt, USMCR

1973 - Admitted to Univ. of Colorado MBA program
Did grad-level core courses while still undergrad

August 1973 - BA in Psychology, University of Colorado

1973-75 - Admitted to and attended Univ. of Colorado School of Law

05 April 1973 - Honorable Discharge USMCR
Total duration of military obligation was six years;
    in my case four years active and two years standby reserve.
1973-75 - Enlisted as CTI-1 (Cryptologic Technician Interpretive, (E-6) in US Naval Reserve
(weekend drills, summer two-week training)

1974 - Daughter Number One born in Boulder Colorado
Later she earns BA at UCLA, and MEd at UCLA.

Summer 1975 - Commissioned as Ensign, US Naval Reserve,
1615, Cryptologic, Line Officer, Naval Security Group Command

December 1975 - Graduated with Juris Doctor
one term early, having attended two summer terms

March 1976 - Admitted to Colorado, Federal District (Colo) and 10th Circuit Appeals Courts.

Spring 1976 - Moved to Colorado Springs, to practice law there with Father

1976-85 - Attorney in Colorado Spring
General practice, clean record - no malpractice suits, no disbarment actions
February 1976 - Paternal Grandmother dies in Illinois, dementia and pneumonia

1977 - Daughter Number Two born in Colorado Springs CO
January 1977 - Paternal Grandfather dies in Illinois, kidney failure

1980 - Daughter Number Three born in Colorado Springs, CO
Later she earns BA at University of Southern California.

1983 - Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court
December 1984 - Father dies in Colorado, colon cancer

June, 1985 - Left practice of law to return to research in defense industry.

1985-88 - Worked at Martin Marietta, Waterton CO as Contract Administrator on Classified Project

Fall 1988 - Accepted position with Martin at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena CA

Summer 1989 - Family moved to La Cañada CA

1988-92 - Worked on ASAS project at JPL as Software Engineer/Classification Manager

1992-99 - Appointed Assistant Director, Center for Advanced Computing Research, Caltech, Pasadena CA

1999-2001 - Associate Director, Strategic Development, Information Sciences Institute, Univ. of Southern California

Spring 2001 - Member of Univ. of Hawai'i Proposal Team for Maui High Performance Computing Center contract

2001-02 - Director of Contracts and Finance, Maui High Performance Computing Center, Kihei, HI

2002 - Retired as Commander, USNR, Cryptologic Specialty
Duty Stations as Reserve Officer - US: Pensacola FL, Monterey CA, Washington DC, Alexandria VA,
Ft Meade MD, & San Diego CA. Overseas: Misawa Japan, Naples Italy & London United Kingdom
(did duty at some stations for three or four of the two-week tours over the course of my career)
2002 - 2011 - Director JESPP Project, Information Sciences Institute, USC, Marina del Rey CA
June 2003 - Mother dies in Colorado, multiple organ failure and pneumonia

March 2003 - Diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
dd> Treatment: chemo and radiation therapy
2003 - Daughter Number Two marries a Colorado Boy
She earns BA, University of California at Davis, then MA University of Chicago
He has BA - Univ of Colo, MS - Colo Tech University, & JD - George Washington University

2004 - 2006 Lived in apartment in Marina del Rey
Wife lived in small house in Silver Lake

June 2004 - Wife earns Masters degree at USC in Communications Management

March 2005 - Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma did not reappear, indications of complete remission

November 2005 - Gall bladder removed (laparoscopic cholecystectomy) in Pasadena CA, due to gall stone

Fall 2006 - Wife and I moved to house in Culver City CA

2011- Grandson born in Arlington Virginia

2011-Present - Independent Consultant to ISI/USC and member of SAIC's proposal team for MHPCC contract

August 2012 - On winning team to administer the Maui High Performance Computing Center, later cancelled

September 2012 - Moved to Long Beach CA

2012 - Granddaughter Number One born in Arlington Virginia

2013 - Both older Brothers test DNA positive for FSHD
FSHD: FacioScaplioHumeralDystrophy - a slow-acting genetic muscular dystrophy

2014 - Granddaughter Number Two born in Fairfax Virginia

Winter 2014/15 Part of new training initiative

13 February 2016 - Eldest Brother dies in St George Utah, age 83
Pneumonia and complications from FSHD

Spring 2016 - Gave tech writing lecture at Sato Academy of Math and Science

Summer 2016 - Part of winning team on Navy Contract at ICT, USC

August 2017 - Moved into Apartment, Long Beach CA, Wife moved into small house in L. B.

2017 - Granddaughter Number Three born in Arlington, Virginia

20 April 2018 - Wife Linda Davis files for divorce in Long Beach, California

S pring 2019 - Part of ICT winning team ONR for extension of MentorPal Project

Spring 2019 - Youngest brother tested positive for FSHD;
DMD tested negative for same, DNA showed no FSHD genetic marker

31 July 2019 - Date of Divorce Decree, Long Beach California
Los Angeles County Superior Court

Spring 2019 - Youngest brother tested positive for FSHD;
DMD tested negative for same, DNA showed no FSHD genetic marker

Fall 2020 -Elder Brother Edward Davis, Age 78
Dementia and FSHD now have him bed-ridden.

28 September 2021 Brother dies in Rossville Tennessee
Respiratory failure, FSHD and Dementia
Sister-in-Law, Carole Macrowski Davis, b. 02 Jan 43 is now a widow
She decided to continue to live in Rossville

31 November 2021 - Appointed as Associate Research Professor
Catholic Polytechnic University, Pasadena, California

25 June 2022 Sister-in-Law Dr. Diane Holditch-Davis dies in Charlotte, North Carolina
Small Cell Lung Cancer, pneumonia, sepsis and cardiac arrest, age 70 years 10 months.
She was survived by and had been married to Younger Brother for ~50 years
She had retired and previously was the Associate Dean for Research Affairs
Duke University School of Nursing and was a Professor Emerita there.