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Garrett Davis
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Birth: Sep. 10, 1801
Death: Sep. 22, 1872

Civil War US Senator, US Congressman. He was elected to represent Kentucky's 8th and 12th Districts in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1839 to 1847. He was then elected as a Senator from Kentucky to the United States Senate, seving from 1861 until his death in 1872.

Link to wikipedia entry:
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BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF THE AMERICAN CONGRESS, 1774-1971, Washington, D. C., 1971, page 831:

DAVIS, Garrett (brother of Amos Davis), a Representative and a Senator from Kentucky; born in Mount Sterling, Ky., September 10, 1801; completed preparatory studies; employed in the office of the county clerk of Montgomery County and afterward of Bourbon County; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1823 and commenced practice in Paris, Ky.; member of the State house of representatives 1833-1835; elected as a Henry Clay Whig to the Twenty-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1847); declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1846 to the Thirtieth Congress; resumed the practice of law and also engaged in agricultural pursuits; declined to be a candidate for Lieutenant Governor on the ticket headed by John J. Crittenden in 1848; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1849, but resigned because of his opposition to an elective judiciary; nominated by the American Party as a candidate for President of the United States in 1856, but declined; was opposed to secession; supported the Constitutional Union ticket of Bell and Everett in 1860; elected as an old-line Whig to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the expulsion of John C. Breckinridge; reelected as a Democrat in 1867 and served from December 10, 1861, until his death in Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., September 22, 1872; interment in Paris Cemetery.
 (bio by: K) 
 
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 Parents:
  Jeremiah Middleton Davis (1768 - 1813)
  Susannah Garrett Davis (1772 - 1825)
 
 Spouses:
  Rebecca Trimble Davis (1809 - 1844)
  Eliza Jane Morrow Davis (1804 - 1872)
 
 Children:
  Robert Trimble Davis (1829 - 1874)*
  Caroline Scott Davis Magowan (1831 - 1874)*
  Garrett Morrow Davis (1851 - ____)*
 
 Siblings:
  Amos Davis (1794 - 1835)*
  Singleton Garrett Davis (1799 - 1839)*
  Garrett Davis (1801 - 1872)
  Lodowick Davis (1806 - 1822)*
  Henrietta Davis Moffett (1808 - 1856)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Paris Cemetery
Paris
Bourbon County
Kentucky, USA
 
Maintained by: E Lankford
Record added: Aug 17, 2003
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