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Senator Thompson Recognizes Leon Davis On His 100th Birthday


    For Immediate Release: Wednesday, February 17, 2010
    Contact: Heather Zeisz | | 716.854.8705

    Buffalo, NY- New York State Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties), recognizes Mr. Leon Davis and wishes him a happy 100th birthday today, February 17, 2010.  Senator Thompson will be presenting Mr. Davis with a proclamation.

    “It’s an honor to recognize a centurian such as Mr. Davis, he is an inspiration to all and testimony to healthy living,” stated Senator Thompson.

     Mr. Davis is a native Mississippian, is the only surviving sibling of seven sisters and one brother. He had five children with his late wife Margaret; Leon Davis Jr., Marjorie (Davis) Johnson, Howard Davis, Louvenia Davis and Jeffrey Murray.  Mr. Davis has nine grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren.


    Mr. Davis is a NY Yankees fan and still wakes up every morning at 5:00 am. When he was asked how it feels to be turning 100 years old, he said, “I’m glad to be here and I don’t have any pain in my body.”  He attests his longevity to plenty of rest and still cooking his own meals.


    Who:               New York State Senator Antoine M. Thompson

    What:             Mr. Leon Davis’ 100th Birthday Celebration

    Where:           Lutheran Church Home, 217 East Delavan Avenue − 14208 

    When:             Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 6:00 PM