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Warren Ransom DAVIS

(1793-1835)

DAVIS, Warren Ransom, a Representative from South Carolina; born in Columbia, S.C., May 8, 1793; pursued preparatory studies; was graduated from South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina) at Columbia in 1810; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1814 and practiced in Pendleton, S.C.; State solicitor of the western circuit 1818-1824; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twentieth and Twenty-first Congresses; reelected as a Nullifier to the Twenty-second through Twenty-fourth Congresses and served from March 4, 1827, until his death in Washington, D.C., on January 29, 1835, before the opening of the Twenty-fourth Congress; chairman, Committee on the Judiciary (Twenty-second Congress); interment in the Congressional Cemetery.

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

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