Thomas Osborne Davis (Canadian politician)

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Thomas Davis
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Davis (1901/02)
Senator
In office
1 September 1905 – 23 January 1917
Constituency Saskatchewan
Senator
In office
30 September 1904 – 31 August 1905
Preceded by New position
Succeeded by Willie Adams
Constituency Northwest Territories
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Saskatchewan
In office
19 December 1896 – 29 September 1904
Preceded by Wilfrid Laurier
Succeeded by John Henderson Lamont
Majority 741
Personal details
Born Thomas Osborne Davis
(1856-08-16)16 August 1856
Sherrington, Canada
Died 23 January 1917(1917-01-23) (aged 60)
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Nationality Canadian
Political party Liberal
Occupation Merchant, politician
Committees Select Committee on Resources of the Territory between Labrador and the Rocky Mountains

Thomas Osborne Davis (16 August 1856 – 23 January 1917) was a Canadian Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons representing the Provisional District of Saskatchewan, and later a member of the Canadian Senate.[1]

He was tutored by his father Samuel Davis and became a general merchant at Prince Albert, Northwest Territories. In 1885, he married Rebecca Jennings.[2] He served on the town council for Prince Albert and was mayor from 1894 to 1895.[1] Davis died in office in Prince Albert at the age of 60.[2]

His son Thomas Clayton Davis also served as mayor of Prince Albert, going on to serve in the Saskatchewan assembly, as a Saskatchewan judge and as an ambassador for Canada.[3]

Legacy[edit]

The hamlet of Davis, Saskatchewan was named after him.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thomas Osborne Davis – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ a b Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867–1967. Public Archives of Canada. 
  3. ^ Quiring, Brett. Davis, Thomas Clayton (1889–1960). University of Regina. Retrieved 2012-04-13.