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DAVIS, Timothy

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DAVIS, Timothy. (Newark, NJ, Mar. 29, 1794--Elkader, IA, Apr. 27, 1872). Iowa Representative. Davis, an attorney from Missouri, moved to Dubuque in 1838 and established his law practice. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the Thirty-First Congress.

Davis ran successfully as a Whig for the Thirty Fifth Congress and served from March 4, 1857, to March 3, 1859. He returned to Dubuque where he re-established his practice and entered several business activities before moving to Elkader.