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Timothy DAVIS

(1794-1872)

DAVIS, Timothy, a Representative from Iowa; born in Newark, N.J., March 29, 1794; attended the public schools; moved to Kentucky in 1816; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; moved to Missouri and engaged in the practice of law, and later, in 1837, moved to Dubuque, Iowa, and continued the practice of law; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1848 to the Thirty-first Congress; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1859); resumed the practice of his profession and also engaged in business activities in Dubuque; was also interested in merchant milling at Elkader, Iowa, Galesville, Wis., and Pickwick, Minn.; died in Elkader, Clayton County, Iowa, on April 27, 1872; interment in Elkader Cemetery.

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

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