Thomas Davis (Rhode Island)
|Member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives|
|Member of the Rhode Island Senate
from the district
1845 – 1853
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Rhode Island's 1st district
March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
|Preceded by||George Gordon King|
|Succeeded by||Nathan B. Durfee|
December 18, 1806|
|Died||July 26, 1895
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
|Resting place||Swan Point Cemetery|
|Spouse(s)||Paulina Kellogg Wright Davis (1849-1876)|
|Committees||Providence school committee|
Early life and education
Thomas Davis was born in Dublin, Ireland, where he attended private schools. His family emigrated to the United States and located in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1817. His first jobs saw him engaged in jewelry manufacturing.
Davis served as member of the State senate 1845-1853.
He again served in the State senate in 1877 and 1878, also serving as member of the State house of representatives 1887-1890.
He served as member of the Providence school committee.
Personal life and death
Davis married Paulina Kellogg Wright Davis in 1849 and the couple remained together until Paulina's death in 1876. The couple adopted two daughters together. Davis himself died in Providence, Rhode Island, July 26, 1895 and was interred in Swan Point Cemetery.
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