Thomas Davenport (congressman)
Born 1778 in Halifax County, Virginia, where his parents were living by 1783, Davenport completed preparatory studies and received a license to operate as a merchant in Meadville, Virginia. He was a captain in the county militia during the War of 1812.
Davenport was elected as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth through the Twenty-second Congresses and elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress (March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1835). He chaired the Committee on Public Expenditures (Twenty-third Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1834 to the Twenty-fourth Congress. He died near Meadville, Virginia, on November 17, 1838.
- Thomas Davenport at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Obituary with death date in Lynchburg Virginian, November, 19, 1838.
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