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Davis, William A. "Wm. A."

Territorial House 1854-55 (District 2); Democratic Constitutional Convention 1857 (District 6)

Party when first elected:  Democratic

Counties Served:  Ramsey

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1823 (uncertain)
Birth Place: Saint Louis, Missouri
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Wm. A.
City of Residence (when first elected): Belle Plaine
Occupation (when first elected): None Listed

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Territorial Democratic Constitutional Convention: 6th Council District, Minnesota Territory; 07/13/1857 to 08/29/1857 [Elected]

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GENERAL NOTES

History of Minnesota: from the French Explorations to the Present Time, 1873 lists him as being 31 years old in 1854. So he must have been born around 1823.

"The other representatives were William A. Davis, Louis Bartlett, Levi Sloan, Democrats, and Dr. John H. Day, a Whig." (Minnesota in Three Centuries, Vol. 2, p. 476). He is listed as a Democrat in the 1853 election. (A History of the City of St. Paul to 1875, 1983 edition, by J. Fletcher Williams, p. 346)

Total Days Served: 728

SESSIONS SERVED

6th Territorial Legislative Session (1855)

  Session Details
Body: Territorial House
District: 02
Elected: 10/10/1854
Residence: Belle Plaine
Term of Office: 1/3/1855 to 1/1/1856
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: None Listed
Party: Democratic Party Notes: "The other representatives were William A. Davis, Louis Bartlett, Levi Sloan, Democrats, and Dr. John H. Day, a Whig." (Minnesota in Three Centuries, Vol. 2, p. 476). He is listed as a Democrat in the 1854 election. (A History of the City of St. Paul to 1875, 1983 edition, by J. Fletcher Williams, p. 354)
Committees:
  • Estates and Escheats
  • Legislative Expenditures
  • Territorial Affairs (Chair)
Session Notes: City needs to be verified.

5th Territorial Legislative Session (1854)

  Session Details
Body: Territorial House
District: 02
Elected: 10/12/1853
Residence: Belle Plaine
Term of Office: 1/4/1854 to 1/2/1855
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: None Listed
Party: Democratic Party Notes: "The other representatives were William A. Davis, Louis Bartlett, Levi Sloan, Democrats, and Dr. John H. Day, a Whig." (Minnesota in Three Centuries, Vol. 2, p. 476). He is listed as a Democrat in the 1853 election. (A History of the City of St. Paul to 1875, 1983 edition, by J. Fletcher Williams, p. 346)
Committees:
  • Agriculture and Manufactures (Chair)
  • Territorial Affairs
  • Territorial Expenditures
Session Notes: City needs to be verified.
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