Warren Ransom Davis

Warren Ransom Davis

Birth
Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
Death 29 Jan 1835 (aged 41)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Plot Range 30, Site 67
Memorial ID 7374163 · View Source
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US Congressman. Elected to represent South Carolina's 6th District in the Twentieth and four succeeding Congresses, he served from 1827 to 1835. An 1810 graduate of South Carolina College in his native Columbia, he studied law and from 1814 was a practicing attorney in Pendleton. He was State Solicitor of the western circuit from 1818 to 1824. In politics Davis was strongly influenced by his cousin, States' Rights radical John C. Calhoun. He served his first two Congressional terms as a Jacksonian before switching to Calhoun's Nullifier Party, which argued for the ability of individual states to overrule federal laws; this defection greatly angered President Andrew Jackson. During his third term he was Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary. He died in office, before the opening of the Twenty-Fourth Congress. While attending Davis's funeral in Washington, Jackson was the target of an assassination attempt by Richard Lawrence, an unemployed house painter who was later judged insane. This was the first known attempt on the life of a sitting US President.

Bio by: Bobb Edwards


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  • Added: 22 Apr 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7374163
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Warren Ransom Davis (8 May 1793–29 Jan 1835), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7374163, citing Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .