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Warren R. Davis

Born: May 8, 1793

Death: Jan 29, 1835

Birthplace: United States of America

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Warren R. Davis

Date of Birth : May 8, 1793
Date of Death : Jan 29, 1835
Birth Place : United States of America

Warren Ransom Davis was an American attorney and Representative from South Carolina's 6th congressional district from 1827-35. Davis was born in Columbia, South Carolina, pursued preparatory studies and graduated from South Carolina College in 1810, where he was a member of the Euphradian Society. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1814, practicing in Pendleton. He later served as state solicitor of the western circuit from 1818 to 1824. Davis was elected as a Jacksonian to the 20th United States Congress and 21st Congresses, reelected as a Nullifier to the 22nd through 24th Congresses and served from March 4, 1827, until his death in Washington, D.C., on January 29, 1835, before the opening of the 24th Congress. During the 22nd Congress he was chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary. On the day after his death, Warren R. Davis’ funeral was disrupted by an assassination attempt on President Andrew Jackson by a deranged house painter, Richard Lawrence. Davis is interred in the Congressional Cemetery.


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