Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Davis, Henry Winter

Davis, Henry Winter (cousin of David Davis), a Representative from Maryland; born in Annapolis, Md., August 16, 1817; was tutored privately; upon the removal of his father as president of St. John’s College at Annapolis was sent to Alexandria, Va., and resided with his aunt; subsequently went to Wilmington and was instructed under the supervision of his father; returned to Maryland in 1827 with his father, who settled in Anne Arundel County; attended Wilmington College in 1826 and 1827; St. John’s College, Annapolis, Md., and Hampden-Sidney College, Virginia; was graduated from Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, in 1887; studied law at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Alexandria, Va.; in 1850 moved to Baltimore, Md., where he continued the practice of law and also engaged in literary pursuits; elected as the candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1861); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1860 to the Thirty-seventh Congress; elected on the Unconditional Union Party ticket to the Thirty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1865); was not a candidate for renomination in 1864; retired from professional and public life; died in Baltimore, Md., on December 30, 1865; interment in Greenmount Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Davis, Henry Winter," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1060 Original Sources, accessed September 30, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L7ZER3TKZ5GUPVK.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Davis, Henry Winter." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1060, Original Sources. 30 Sep. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L7ZER3TKZ5GUPVK.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Davis, Henry Winter' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1060. Original Sources, retrieved 30 September 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L7ZER3TKZ5GUPVK.