US Con -Davis, Garrett - U.S. Senator, KY

Garrett Davis:
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Born: September 10, 1801
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Birthplace: Mount Sterling Kentucky
Father: Jeremiah Davis 1768 – 1813
(Buried: Machpelah Cemetery Mount Sterling Kentucky)
Mother: Susannah Garrett 1772 – 1825
(Buried: Machpelah Cemetery Mount Sterling Kentucky)

1st​ Wife: Rebecca Trimble 1809 – 1844
(Buried: Paris Cemetery Paris Kentucky)

2nd​ Wife: Eliza Jane Morrow 1804 – 1868
(Buried: Paris Cemetery Paris Kentucky)

Children:
Rebecca Trimble Davis Henry
(Buried: Paris Cemetery Paris Kentucky)
Robert Trimble Davis 1829 – 1875
(Buried: Paris Cemetery Paris Kentucky)
Caroline Scott Davis Magowan 1831 – 1874
(Buried: Paris Cemetery Paris Kentucky)
Garrett Morrow Davis 1851 – 1937
(Buried: Paris Cemetery Paris Kentucky)


Political Party: Whig Party, Unionist Party, and Democratic Party

Occupation before War:

Employee in the office of Montgomery County Kentucky Clerk
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Employee in the office of Bourbon County Kentucky Clerk
1823 – 1839: Attorney in Paris Kentucky
1833 – 1835: Kentucky State Representative
1839 – 1847: United States Congressman from Kentucky
1839 – 1841: Member House Post Office Expenditures Committee
1839 – 1843: Member of House Territories Committee
1841 – 1843: Member of House Judiciary Committee
1843 – 1845: Member of House Elections Committee
1843 – 1845: Member of House Ways and Means Committee
1845 – 1847: Member of House Foreign Affairs Committee
1846: Choose not to be a candidate for renomination to U.S. Congress.
1847 – 1861: Attorney and Farmer in Paris Kentucky
1848: Declined Whig Party nomination for Lt. Governor of Kentucky
1855: Declined Know Nothing nomination for Governor of Kentucky
1856: Declined Know Nothing nomination for President
1860: Supporter of Constitutional Union Party and John Bell Campaign

Civil War Career:
Opposed Secession in the State of Kentucky
1861: Elected U.S. Senator to fill vacancy of John C. Breckinridge
1861 – 1872: United States Senator from Kentucky
1861 – 1865: Member of Senate Foreign Relations Committee
1861 – 1863: Member of Senate Indian Affairs Committee
1863 – 1869: Member of Senate Territories Committee
1864: Voted against the 13th​ Amendment to U.S. Constitution.
1865 – 1869: Member of Senate Pensions Committee

Occupation after War:
1861 – 1872: United States Senator from Kentucky
1863 – 1869: Member of Senate Territories Committee
1865 – 1869: Member of Senate Pensions Committee
1867 – 1869: Member of Senate Public Buildings and Grounds Committee
1868: Voted against the impeachment of Pres. Andrew Johnson
1869 – 1871: Member of Senate Audit and Control of Expense Committee
1869 – 1872: Member of Senate Indian Affairs Committee


Died:
September 22, 1872
Place of Death: Paris Kentucky
Age at time of Death: 71 years old
Burial Place: Paris Cemetery Paris Kentucky
 
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