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ELISHA W. DAVIS


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Courtesy of the Pennsylvania State Senate.

 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1860 People's Republican
1861 Speaker People's Republican
1866 Union Republican
1867 Republican
1868 Speaker Republican
1869 Republican
1870 Republican
1879-1880 Republican
 Counties   Mercer, Philadelphia, Venango

Biography

09/08/1828 - 02/13/1887

Mercer and Venango Counties (1860-1861), Philadelphia County (1866-1870, 1879-1880)

DAVIS, Elisha W., a Representative from Mercer, Venango and Philadelphia Counties; born, September 8, 1827 in Slippery Rock, Butler County, Pa.; lieutenant colonel, 121st Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1862-1863, Civil War); teacher; lawyer; engaged, iron manufacturing; elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a People's Party Republican in 1859 and 1860; reelected to the House as a Union Republican in 1865, and as a Republican in 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870 and 1878; elected, Speaker (1861, 1868); elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1872-1876); elected, President Pro Tempore (1875-1876); elected, Colorado House of Representatives (1883-1884); elected, Speaker of the Colorado House (1883-1884); appointed, Uintah agent, United States Department of the Interior (1883-1885); died, February 13, 1887 in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Greenwood Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.