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Governor John Davis

Governor John Davis

Male 1787 - 1854  (67 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document


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  • Name John Davis 
    Prefix Governor 
    Born 13 Jan 1787  Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Known as "Honest John". He was graduated from Yale in 1812. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1815. He had a successful practice that he gave up when he was elected to congress as a Whig in 1824. He was reelected for the four succeeding terms from December 1825 until January 1834 when he resigned his seat upon being elected governor of Massachusetts. At the conclusion of his term as governor he went to the U. S. Senate and served from 7 December 1835 until January 1841 when he resigned to accept the governorship a second time. He was again elected U. S. senator, and served from 24 March 1845, till 3 March 1853, but declined a reelection. 
    Died 19 Apr 1854  Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 3 siblings 
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    Person ID I2775  Nagel
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2014 

    Father Isaac Davis,   b. 27 Feb 1749,   d. 27 Apr 1826  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Anna Brigham,   b. 29 Oct 1753, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1803  (Age 49 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 21 May 1772 
    Family ID F607  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart