Lincoln Davis

Lincoln Edward Davis ( * September 13 1943 in Pall Mall, Fentress County, Tennessee) is an American politician. Between 2003 and 2011 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Lincoln Davis studied until 1964 at the Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville. Then he went into the construction industry. To date, he is the head of a construction company. In the meantime, he was also a farmer. He also began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1978 and 1982 he served as mayor of Byrdstown. From 1980 to 1984 he was a deputy in the House of Representatives from Tennessee. Later, he sat between 1996 and 2002 in the State Senate.

In the congressional elections of 2002, Davis was in the fourth electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Van Hilleary on 3 January 2003. After three re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 2011, four legislative sessions. These were shaped by the events of the Iraq war. In Congress, Davis was a member of the Appropriations Committee, the Science and Technology Committee and four subcommittees. He was against abortion laws and against gun control; within his party, he was a member of the conservative Blue Dog Coalition. In the 2010 elections, he was defeated by Republican Scott Desjarlais.

Lincoln Davis is married to the teacher Lynda Davis, with whom he has three daughters. Private family lives in Pall Mall.