Cushman Kellogg Davis
|7th Governor of Minnesota|
January 7, 1874 – January 7, 1876
|Preceded by||Horace Austin|
|Succeeded by||John S. Pillsbury|
|Born||Cushman Kellogg Davis
June 16, 1838
Henderson, New York
|Died||November 27, 1900
Saint Paul, Minnesota
|Spouse(s)||Laura Bowman (1st), Anna Malcom Agnew Fox (2nd)|
|Alma mater||Carroll College
University of Michigan
|Years of service||1861–1862|
|Unit||28th Regiment-Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
Cushman Kellogg Davis (June 16, 1838 – November 27, 1900) was an American politician who served as the seventh Governor of Minnesota from January 7, 1874 to January 7, 1876 and as a U.S. Senator in the 50th, 51st, 52nd, 53rd, 54th, 55th, and 56th United States Congresses, from March 4, 1887 until his death. Senator Davis served in the peace treaty talks that ended the Spanish-American War. He was a Republican.
He went to school at Carroll College, and then the University of Michigan, graduating in 1857. Admitted to the bar in 1860, he soon after found himself serving in the American Civil War in the 28th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment, serving first as a lieutenant in charge of Company B of this volunteer regiment. He was in action in the western campaigns, then in 1864 as an aide to General Willis A. Gorman.
The old county name; Davis County Minnesota was named after him.
- Minnesota Legislators Past and Present
- Biographical information and his gubernatorial records are available for research use at the Minnesota Historical Society.
|Governor of Minnesota
John S. Pillsbury
|United States Senate|
Samuel J. R. McMillan
|U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Minnesota
Served alongside: Dwight M. Sabin, William D. Washburn
Charles A. Towne