DAVIS, Samuel, (1774 - 1831)


DAVIS, Samuel, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Bath, Maine (until 1820 a district of Massachusetts), in 1774; engaged in mercantile pursuits; became a shipowner in 1801; member of the Massachusetts house of representatives in 1803 and 1808-1812; overseer of Bowdoin College 1813-1818; president of the Lincoln Bank, Bath, Maine, in 1813; elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth Congress (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1815); again a member of the Massachusetts house of representatives in 1815 and 1816; merchant in African and West Indian trade; died in Bath, Maine, April 20, 1831; interment in Maple Grove Cemetery.