Thomas Treadwell Davis

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Thomas T. Davis
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 23rd district
In office
4 March 1863 – 3 March 1867
Preceded by Ambrose W. Clark
Succeeded by Dennis McCarthy
Personal details
Born Thomas Treadwell Davis
(1810-08-22)August 22, 1810
Middlebury, Vermont, US
Died May 2, 1872(1872-05-02) (aged 61)
Washington, D.C., US
Resting place Oakwood Cemetery
Syracuse, New York
Nationality American
Political party Unionist
Other political
Relations Thomas Tredwell
Alma mater Hamilton College
Occupation Lawyer, Politician

Thomas Treadwell Davis (August 22, 1810 – May 2, 1872) was an American lawyer and politician in the U.S. state of New York. He served as a United States Representative from New York during the latter half of the American Civil War and the subsequent beginning of Reconstruction.

Early life and education[edit]

Davis was born in Middlebury, Vermont,[1] and moved to New York in 1817 with his parents who eventually settled in Clinton. He attended Clinton Academy and graduated from Hamilton College in 1831.[2] Davis then moved to Syracuse, studied law, and was admitted to the bar. He began the practice of law in Syracuse.

Political career[edit]

He held many political positions in New York and was elected as a Unionist candidate to the 38th Congress. Davis was re-elected as a Republican to the 39th Congress, serving from March 4, 1863 to March 3, 1867. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1866 and after leaving Congress he resumed the practice of law in Syracuse.

Davis died in Washington, D.C. on May 2, 1872. His remains were cremated and the ashes deposited in Oakwood Cemetery in Syracuse.

Family life[edit]

Davis had an interest in railroading and coal mining. His grandfather Thomas Tredwell represented New York in the United States House of Representatives from 1791-1795.[3]


  1. ^ "Middlebury, Vermont". Retrieved June 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ Hamilton College (1860). Catalogue. Hamilton College. p. 33. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "TREDWELL, Thomas, (1743 - 1831)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress:. Retrieved July 9, 2014. 

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ambrose W. Clark
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 23rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Dennis McCarthy