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date: 27 January 2020

Davis, Garretlocked

(10 September 1801–22 September 1872)
  • Robert M. Ireland

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Davis, Garret (10 September 1801–22 September 1872), U.S. congressman and U.S. senator, was born in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, the son of Jeremiah Davis and his wife, whose maiden name was Garret. Davis’s father was a blacksmith and also a legislator and local political leader, and his brother, Amos, served in Congress from 1833 to 1835. After being educated in local academies in and around Mount Sterling, he served as deputy circuit court clerk in Mount Sterling and Paris, Kentucky, where he also studied law. Davis began a law practice in Paris in 1823, and from 1833 to 1835 he served three terms in the state legislature....

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