John Davenport (Connecticut politician)

John Davenport ( * January 16, 1752 in Stamford, Connecticut, † November 28, 1830 ) was an American lawyer, soldier and politician ( Federalist Party).


John Davenport was the older brother of James Davenport (1758-1797), who also was a congressman for the state of Connecticut from 1797 to 1799. After a good primary education he attended until 1770, the Yale College. In the years 1773 and 1774, he has taught there as a teacher. After studying law and its made ​​in 1773 admitted to the bar, he began practicing in his new profession in Stamford. During the Revolutionary War Davenport served in the Continental Army. He brought it to the competent department for replenishment ( Commissary Department ) to the Major.

Between 1776 and 1796 Davenport sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Connecticut. He was a member of the Federalist Party, founded by Alexander Hamilton. In the state- wide held congressional elections of 1798 he was elected to the House of Representatives of the United States. After eight re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1817 for nine consecutive terms of office. Between 1801 and 1803 he was chairman of the Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business. During his time in Congress, the territory of the United States through the Louisiana Purchase by President Thomas Jefferson was significantly enlarged in 1803. Also in Davenport's tenure of the British -American War fell from 1812. Davenport also witnessed the move of the Congress in 1800 to the newly founded capital city Washington.

1816 John Davenport leaned from a bid again. In the following years, he retired from politics. He died in 1830 in Stamford, and was buried there on the Northfield Cemetery.