John Davenport (Ohio politician)

John Davenport ( * January 9, 1788 in Winchester, Virginia; † July 18, 1855 in Woodsfield, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1827 and 1829 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Davenport attended the public schools of his home. In 1818 he moved to Ohio, where he worked in the trade. In the 1820s he joined the movement against the future President Andrew Jackson and became a member of the short-lived National Republican Party. In the years 1824, 1827 and 1830 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio; 1825 to 1826 he was a member of the State Senate.

In the congressional elections of 1826 Davenport was in the tenth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Thomas Shannon on March 4, 1827. Since he has not been confirmed in 1828, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1829. This period was characterized by fierce debate between the supporters of Andrew Jackson as well as those of President John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives John Davenport twice was elected by the legislature judge in the judicial district of Monroe County. He died on July 18, 1855 in Woodsfield and was buried in Barnesville.