Thomas Davenport (congressman)
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Virginia's 6th district
March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1835
|Preceded by||George Tucker|
|Succeeded by||Walter Coles|
|Chairman of the Committee on Public Expenditures|
March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835
|Preceded by||Thomas H. Hall|
|Succeeded by||Sherman Page|
Halifax County, Virginia
|Died||November 17, 1838 (aged 59–60)|
Meadville, Halifax County, Virginia
|Political party||Anti-Jacksonian (after 1825)|
|Jacksonian (before 1825)|
|Branch/service||Virginia state militia|
|Battles/wars||War of 1812|
Born in Halifax County, Virginia, where his parents were living by 1783, Davenport completed preparatory studies and received a license to operate as a merchant in Meadville, Virginia. He was a captain in the county militia during the War of 1812.
Davenport was elected as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth through the Twenty-second Congresses and elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress (March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1835). He chaired the Committee on Public Expenditures (Twenty-third Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1834 to the Twenty-fourth Congress. He died near Meadville, on November 17, 1838.
- 1825; Davenport was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives unopposed.
- 1827; Davenport was re-elected unopposed.
- 1829; Davenport was re-elected unopposed.
- 1831; Davenport was re-elected unopposed.
- 1833; Davenport was re-elected with 51.04% of the vote, defeating Independents Benjamin W.S. Cabell and Oden G. Clay.
- 1835; Davenport lost his bid for re-election.
- United States Congress. "Thomas Davenport (id: D000079)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Obituary with death date in Lynchburg Virginian, November 19, 1838.
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