Lowndes Henry Davis

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Lowndes Henry Davis (December 13, 1836 – February 4, 1920) was an American politician who served the state of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives between 1879 and 1885. He was born on December 13, 1836 in Jackson, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. He graduated from Yale College in 1860, where he was a member of Skull and Bones,[1] and from Louisville University Law School in 1863. He was admitted to the bar and practiced law in Jackson, Missouri. Between 1868 and 1872, Davis served as state attorney for the tenth judicial district of Missouri. He served as a member of the Missouri constitutional convention in 1875, and as a member of the Missouri House of Representatives between 1876 and 1878.

Davis was elected in 1878 as a Democrat to the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri. He served three terms, until 1885, and was chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury for the 48th Congress) (1883–1885). He died in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on February 4, 1920, and was buried in Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville, Alabama.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.


  1. ^ Millegan, Kris (2003). "The Skeleton Crew". Fleshing Out Skull and Bones: Investigations into America's Most Powerful Secret Society. Walterville, OR: Trine Day. pp. 597–690. ISBN 0-9720207-2-1.  "This list is compiled from material from the Order of Skull and Bones membership books at Sterling Library, Yale University and other public records. The latest books available are the 1971 Living members and the 1973 Deceased Members books. The last year the members were published in the Yale Banner is 1969."

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Robert Anthony Hatcher
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
James N. Burnes
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 14th congressional district

Succeeded by
William Dawson