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George Thomas Davis (January 12, 1810 – June 17, 1877) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

Early life and education

George Davis was born in Sandwich, Massachusetts. He attended Harvard University and graduated in 1829, later studying law at Cambridge and Greenfield, Massachusetts.


Davis was admitted to the bar in 1832 and commenced practice in Greenfield, Franklin County. He established the Franklin Mercury in 1833.

He entered into politics served as member of the State Senate in 1839 and 1840.

He was elected as a Whig to the 32nd Congress (March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1852 and instead resumed the practice of law in Taunton and Greenfield, Massachusetts.

He did not give up on politics however and served as member of the State House of Representatives in 1861.

Later life and death

Davis moved to Portland, Maine, where he died June 17, 1877. He was interred in Green River Cemetery, Greenfield, Massachusetts.


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
George Ashmun
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 6th congressional district

March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
Succeeded by
Charles W. Upham