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George Thomas DAVIS

(1810-1877)

DAVIS, George Thomas, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Sandwich, Mass., January 12, 1810; was graduated from Harvard University in 1829; studied law at Cambridge and Greenfield, Mass.; was admitted to the bar in 1832 and commenced practice in Greenfield, Franklin County; established the Franklin Mercury in 1833; member of the State senate in 1839 and 1840; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); was not a candidate for renomination in 1852; resumed the practice of law in Taunton and Greenfield, Mass.; member of the State house of representatives in 1861; moved to Portland, Maine, where he died June 17, 1877; interment in Green River Cemetery, Greenfield, Mass.

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

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