History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century/4/Timothy Davis
TIMOTHY DAVIS was born in Newark, New Jersey, in March, 1794. He received but a common school education, went to Kentucky and studied law in 1816. He practiced his profession for twenty years in the State of Missouri and then removed to Dubuque in Iowa. In 1847 he was nominated by the Whigs of the Second District for Representative in Congress but was defeated by Shepherd Leffler the Democratic candidate. He united with the Republicans upon the organization of that party and was elected to Congress in 1856 but retired at the end of the term.