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Lowndes Henry DAVIS

(1836-1920)

DAVIS, Lowndes Henry, a Representative from Missouri; born in Jackson, Cape Girardeau County, Mo., December 13, 1836; was graduated from Yale College in 1860 and from the Louisville University Law School in 1863; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Jackson, Mo.; State attorney for the tenth judicial district of Missouri 1868-1872; member of the State constitutional convention in 1875; member of the State house of representatives 1876-1878; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth, Forty-seventh, and Forty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1885); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Forty-eighth Congress); engaged in agricultural pursuits and in stock raising; died in Cape Girardeau, Mo., February 4, 1920; interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Ala.

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

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