Samuel Davis (politician)

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Samuel Davis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 16th district
In office
March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815
Preceded byPeleg Tallman
Succeeded byBenjamin Brown
Personal details
Bath, Maine
Died(1831-04-20)April 20, 1831
Bath, Maine
Political partyFederalist

Samuel Davis (1774 – April 20, 1831) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.


Born in Bath, Maine (until 1820 a district of Massachusetts), Davis engaged in mercantile pursuits and became a shipowner in 1801. He served as member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1803 and 1808-1812. He served as overseer of Bowdoin College from 1813 to 1818 and as president of Lincoln Bank in Bath in 1813.

Davis was elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth Congress (March 4, 1813 - March 3, 1815). He was again a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1815 and 1816.

In his private life he was a merchant in African and West Indian trade.[citation needed]

He died in Bath, Maine, on April 20, 1831, and was interred in Maple Grove Cemetery.


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Peleg Tallman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 16th congressional district

Succeeded by
Benjamin Brown