Richard D. Davis

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Richard D. Davis
Chairman of the Committee on Revolutionary Claims
In office
1843–1845
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
Preceded byJacob Houck Jr.
Robert McClellan
Succeeded byWilliam W. Woodworth
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843
Preceded byCharles Johnston
Succeeded byMoses G. Leonard
Personal details
Born1799
Stillwater, New York
DiedJune 17, 1871
Waterford, New York
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materYale College

Richard David Davis (1799 – June 17, 1871) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born at Stillwater, New York, Davis graduated from Yale College in 1818. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1821 and commenced practice in Poughkeepsie.

Davis was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1841 – March 4, 1845). He served as chairman of the Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Twenty-eighth Congress). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1844. Withdrew from political and professional life. He engaged in agricultural pursuits in Waterford, New York, where he died on June 17, 1871. He was interred in Waterford Rural Cemetery.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles Johnston
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 5th congressional district

1841–1843
Succeeded by
Moses G. Leonard
Preceded by
Jacob Houck, Jr.
Robert McClellan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 8th congressional district

1843–1845
Succeeded by
William W. Woodworth

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