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Answer: John A.G. Davis was a professor of law at UVA. He lived in Pavilion X on the Lawn. On November 12, 1840, he was shot by a rioting student wearing a mask named Joseph Semmes. He died of his wound three days later. It is rumored that this incident led to the Honor Code adoption at UVA in 1842.