DAVIS, Thomas Beall, (1828 - 1911)


DAVIS, Thomas Beall, (brother of Henry Gassaway Davis), a Representative from West Virginia; born in Baltimore, Md., April 25, 1828; moved to Howard County, Md., where he attended the common schools; moved to Piedmont, Va. (now West Virginia), in 1854 and entered the employ of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co.; a few years later he moved to Keyser and engaged in the mercantile business, lumbering, banking, mining, and finally the building of railroads; member of the Democratic State executive committee 1876-1907; member of the State house of delegates 1898-1900; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Alston G. Dayton and served from June 6, 1905, to March 3, 1907; was not a candidate for reelection in 1906; resumed agricultural pursuits and coal mining; died in Keyser, Mineral County, W.Va., November 26, 1911; interment in Maplewood Cemetery, Elkins, W.Va.