|Member of the United States House of Representatives|
March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841
|Preceded by||Mathias Morris|
|Succeeded by||Robert Ramsey|
|Born||August 7, 1788|
Solebury Township, Pennsylvania, USA
|Died||April 1, 1878 (aged 89)|
Davisville, Pennsylvania, USA
|Resting place||Davisville Baptist Church Cemetery|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Rank||Major General of Militia|
|Battles/wars||War of 1812|
John Davis (August 7, 1788 – April 1, 1878) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.
Early life[edit | edit source]
John Davis was born in Solebury Township, Pennsylvania. He moved to Maryland and settled on a farm at Rock Creek Meeting House in 1795. He returned to Pennsylvania in 1812 and settled in what is now Davisville, Pennsylvania to engage in agricultural and mercantile pursuits.
Career[edit | edit source]
Militarial[edit | edit source]
He served as a served as captain in the War of 1812. He rose to the rank of major general of militia.
Political[edit | edit source]
Davis was elected as a Democrat to the 26th Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1840 to the 27th Congress.
Later life and death[edit | edit source]
Davis resumed his former business activities and died in Davisville in 1878, interred in Davisville Baptist Church Cemetery in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
References[edit | edit source]
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- John Davis (Pennsylvania politician) at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- See also "A Genealogical and Personal History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Volume I", pp. 46–48 by William W. H. Davis, ISBN 0-8063-4863-1 Preview available at google books
|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district
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