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Stanley Woodward DAVENPORT

(1861-1921)

DAVENPORT, Stanley Woodward, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pa., July 21, 1861; attended the public schools and Wyoming Seminary; was graduated from the Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., in 1884; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1890 and commenced practice in Plymouth, Pa., in 1891; appointed a director of the poor for the central district of Luzerne County in 1893; secretary and treasurer of the poor district; register of wills of Luzerne County 1894-1897; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1901); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1900; resumed the practice of law in Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pa., and died in that city September 26, 1921; interment in Plymouth Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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