Lowndes Henry Davis

Lowndes Henry Davis ( born December 13, 1836 in Jackson, Missouri, † February 4, 1920 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1879 and 1885 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Lowndes Davis attended until 1860, Yale College. After a subsequent law studies at the Louisville University Law School and was admitted as an attorney of his 1863 he began in Jackson to work in this profession. Between 1868 and 1872 he was a prosecutor in the Tenth Judicial District of Missouri. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In 1875 he was a delegate at a meeting to revise the State Constitution. Between 1876 and 1878 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Missouri.

In the congressional elections of 1878 Davis was the fourth electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Robert Anthony Hatcher on March 4, 1879. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 4, 1885 three legislative periods. Since 1883, he represented the then newly created 14th district of his state. Also starting in 1883, Davis was chairman of the Committee to control expenditure of the Treasury.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Lowndes Davis worked in agriculture and especially in the field of animal husbandry. He died on 4 February 1920 in Cape Girardeau and was buried in the Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville (Alabama ).