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Robert Charles DAVEY

(1853-1908)

DAVEY, Robert Charles, a Representative from Louisiana; born in New Orleans, La., October 22, 1853; attended the public schools, and was graduated from St. Vincent’s College, Cape Girardeau, Mo., in 1871; engaged in mercantile pursuits; elected to the State senate in 1879, 1884, and again in 1892; served as president pro tempore of the senate during the sessions of 1884 and 1886; judge of the first recorder’s court in New Orleans 1880-1888; unsuccessful candidate for mayor of New Orleans in 1888; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1895); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1894; elected to the Fifty-fifth and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1897, until his death; had been reelected to the Sixty-first Congress, but died in New Orleans, La., December 26, 1908, before the close of the Sixtieth Congress; interment in Metairie Cemetery.

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

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