Garrett Davis

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(10 September, 1801 -- 22 September, 1872) Davis was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Mount Sterling, Ky., Davis studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1823. Davis was a member of the State house of representatives from 1833 to 1835. Davis was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses and was later in 1861 elected as a Unionist to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the expulsion of John C. Breckinridge, and was reelected in 1867. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at]

Member of Kentucky Delegation—The Road to Civil War, Kentucky Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, Kentucky Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Kentucky Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65.

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