US Congressman. Served in the Revolutionary War as a Major in the Continental Army Commissary Department. Elected to represent Connecticut in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1799 to 1817. Represented the 2nd District from 1805 to 1807, the 3rd District from 1809 to 1811, and as an At-Large delegate from 1799 to 1805, 1807 to 1809, and from 1811 to 1817. After serving 18 years in the United State Congress, he declined renomination in 1816. He was the brother of Connecticut Congressman James Davenport.
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