John Davis

John Davis

Birth
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Death 1 Aug 1901 (aged 74)
Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
Burial Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
Plot Section 61 - Lot 44 - Space S1
Memorial ID 6635665 · View Source
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US Congressman. He attended the Springfield Academy, Illinois College, engaged in agricultural and horticultural pursuits, then moved to Kansas in 1872 and located on a farm near Junction City. He was secretary of the Central Kansas Horticultural Society, elected president of the first distinctive farmers’ convention held in Kansas in 1873, the president of the Grange convention in 1874 and became proprietor and editor of the Junction City Tribune in 1875. In 1891, he was elected as a Populist to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses, serving until 1895. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he devoted his time to literary work until his death at age 74.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 25 Jul 2002
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Davis (9 Aug 1826–1 Aug 1901), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6635665, citing Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .