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Thomas DAVIS

(1806-1895)

DAVIS, Thomas, a Representative from Rhode Island; born in Dublin, Ireland, December 18, 1806; attended private schools; immigrated to the United States and located in Providence, R.I., in 1817; engaged in manufacturing jewelry; member of the State senate 1845-1853; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress; resumed his former manufacturing pursuits; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Thirty-sixth, Forty-second, Forty-third, and Forty-sixth Congresses; again served in the State senate in 1877 and 1878; member of the State house of representatives 1887-1890; member of the Providence school committee; died in Providence, R.I., July 26, 1895; interment in Swan Point Cemetery.

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

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