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Earl Davis' commencement address in the 1904 Harvard Commencement program on his thesis "A Prophet of Democracy". The subject of his thesis was John Wise (1652-1725), a minister in Ipswich who fought for the principle of no taxation without representation. This speaks to Davis' early interest in government and the role of the people's voice in being governed.
Earl Clement Davis, Harvard, John Wise, ministry, Unitarianism, abstract
Davis, Earl Clement, "A Prophet of Democracy (Commencement Address)" (1904). Education. 2.