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Richard David DAVIS

(1799-1871)

DAVIS, Richard David, a Representative from New York; born at Stillwater, Saratoga County, N.Y., in 1799; was graduated from Yale College in 1818; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1821 and commenced practice in Poughkeepsie; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1845); chairman, Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Twenty-eighth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1844; withdrew from political and professional life; engaged in agricultural pursuits in Waterford, Saratoga County, N.Y., where he died on June 17, 1871; interment in Waterford Rural Cemetery.

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

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