William Davis ‘Bode’ Janes

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William Davis ‘Bode’ Janes (’44), Brentwood, Tenn. :: While attending North Texas, he was elected as sophomore and junior class president. He then attended officers’ candidate school at Columbia University and served as a U.S. Navy lieutenant in Europe during World War II. He was awarded special commendation for his actions in the battle of Normandy, and North Texas’ 1945 yearbook was dedicated to him. He then taught in New Braunfels and Highland Park. He also was an advocate for fair housing during the 1960s. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Ann Braly ‘Mimi’ Janes (’46).

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