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Pennsylvania State Senate

William Tecumseh Davies



Session Position District Party
1877 23 Republican
1879-1880 23 Republican
1881-1882 23 Republican
1883-1884 23 Republican
 Counties   Bradford, Wyoming


1831 - 1912

Born in Glanmorganshire, Wales, December 20, 1831, Senator Davies' family settled at Warren Township, Bradford County in 1833; attended local schools and graduated valedictorian from Oswego Academy, 1853; taught school; served as a principal at Towanda; read law and joined the bar in 1861.  He enlisted as a private, Co. B, 141st Regt., PVI, Aug. 22, 1862; promoted to 1st Lt. at organization, and Captain, Sept. 1, 1862.  He deployed for training and defense of Washington; saw action at Fredericksburg, the Mud March, and contracted typhoid fever and was discharged May 23, 1863.  He returned to Bradford and his law practice; became District Attorney in 1864; delegate to the 1876 Cincinnati Republican Convention; elected to the state Senate, 1877-1884; was candidate for state Treasurer, 1881; unsuccessful candidate for Lt. Gov., 1882; but successful bid for Lt. Gov. with Governor James Beaver, 1886-1891.  He married Mary Watkins of Towanda, October 1861.  William Davies died in Bradford County, September 21, 1912.