William Morris Davis (congressman)

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William M. Davis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863
Preceded by John Wood
Succeeded by Martin Russell Thayer
Personal details
Born (1815-08-16)August 16, 1815
Keene Valley, New York
Died August 5, 1891(1891-08-05) (aged 75)
Keene Valley, New York
Political party Republican

William Morris Davis (16 August 1815 Keene Valley, New York – 5 August 1891 Keene Valley, New York), was an abolitionist, author and a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. Among his friends were the New York sculptor Henry Kirke Brown, and the lock inventor Linus Yale.

Biography[edit]

William Morris Davis was born in Keene Valley, New York. He moved to Pennsylvania and became a sugar refiner in Philadelphia. Davis was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress. He died in Keene Valley in 1891. Interment in Friends Fair Hill Burial Ground in Germantown, Pennsylvania.

Works[edit]

  • Nimrod of the Sea or The American Whaleman – AOSTON (Harper & Bros., New York 1874)[1]

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Bibliography[edit]

  • William Morris Davis (1815–1891) : the story of a nineteenth century American – Arthur M. Johnson (Washington DC, 1951)

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Wood
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district

1861–1863
Succeeded by
Martin R. Thayer