Daniel F. Davis
|Daniel F. Davis|
|37th Governor of Maine|
January 17, 1880 – January 13, 1881
|Preceded by||Alonzo Garcelon|
|Succeeded by||Harris M. Plaisted|
|Member of the Maine Senate|
|Member of the Maine House of Representatives|
|Born||September 12, 1843
Freedom, Maine, USA
|Died||January 9, 1897(aged 53)|
Daniel Franklin Davis (September 12, 1843 – January 9, 1897) was an American politician and the 37th Governor of Maine.
Davis became a member of the Maine House of Representatives in 1871. He held that position for four years. He then became a member of the Maine Senate in 1875. He held that position until 1879. In 1879, he was nominated for the governorship by the Maine Republican Party. In the general election no candidate received a majority of the vote, so the election moved to the Legislature, which selected Davis. He served from January 17, 1880 to January 13, 1881. During his administration, the enforcement of the prohibition law was contested. Davis was not successful in his re-election bid.
In 1867, Davis married Laura B. Goodwin of East Corinth; they were the parents of eight children, five of whom lived to adulthood.
- History of Penobscot County, Maine, pp. 823-824.
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- History of Penobscot County, Maine: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches. Cleveland, OH: Williams, Chase & Co. 1882.
- Sobel, Robert and John Raimo. Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789-1978. Greenwood Press, 1988. ISBN 0-313-28093-2
- Daniel F. Davis at Find a Grave
- "Biography, Daniel Franklin Davis". www.nga.org/. National Governors Association. Retrieved April 18, 2017.
|Governor of Maine
Harris M. Plaisted