John Davies (swimmer)
Davies won a gold medal in the 200-metre breaststroke at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki and set a world record in the 200 yard breaststroke (short course) and tied the world record in the 200 m breaststroke (long course).
After retiring from competition swimming, he became a lawyer in California. He was appointed a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California by President Ronald Reagan in 1986.r He presided over the trial of the Los Angeles Police Department officers charged with assaulting Rodney King. He retired from the court in 1998.
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- "Davies, John Griffith: Australian Sports Medal". It's an Honour. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
- Cedar Rapids Gazette 29 March 1952 Page 4
- Confirmation hearings on federal appointments : hearings before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-ninth Congress, first session, on confirmation hearings on appointments to the federal judiciary and the Department of Justice. pt.4 (1985), page 45
- John Davies. sports-reference.com
- International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, John Davies (AUS). Retrieved 16 March 2015.
- "John Davies". Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
- John G. Davies, 90, Retired Judge Of U.S. District Court, Dies