DAVIS, Richard David, (1799 - 1871)


DAVIS, Richard David, a Representative from New York; born at Stillwater, Saratoga County, N.Y., in 1799; was graduated from Yale College in 1818; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1821 and commenced practice in Poughkeepsie; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1845); chairman, Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Twenty-eighth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1844; withdrew from political and professional life; engaged in agricultural pursuits in Waterford, Saratoga County, N.Y., where he died on June 17, 1871; interment in Waterford Rural Cemetery.