DAVIS, Timothy (1821-1888)

DAVIS, TIMOTHY, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Gloucester, Mass., April 12, 1821; attended the public schools; served two years in a printing office; engaged in mercantile pursuits in Boston; member of the State house of representatives in 1870 and 1871; elected as the candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress and as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860; appointed assistant appraiser in the Boston customhouse in 1861; engaged in the prosecution of claims against the Government; died in Boston, Mass., on October 23, 1888; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: ca. 1856-1885, 100 items.
A scrapbook containing correspondence, clippings, pamphlets, and other papers, chiefly 1856-1859, relating to Timothy Davis's congressional career. Correspondents include George Coggeshall, Caleb Cushing, William Pitt Fessenden, and George B. Loring.

Papers: In the William Pitt Fessenden Papers, ca. 1832-1878, 1.5 linear feet.
Correspondents include Timothy Davis. A finding aid is available in the library.