P. Davis Oakey

Peter Davis Oakey ( born February 25, 1861 in East Millstone, Somerset County, New Jersey, † November 18, 1920 in New Haven, Connecticut ) was an American politician. Between 1915 and 1917 he represented the first electoral district of the state of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Davis Oakey attended the public schools of his home in New Jersey, including the High School in Millstone. In 1886, he moved to Hartford in Connecticut, where he was engaged in trade and in politics. He became a member of the Republican Party and sat from 1891 to 1895 the city council of Hartford. From 1894 to 1895 he was employed by the city government as a tax collector of the municipal taxes. From 1895 to 1901 Oakey was a member of the National Guard of Connecticut; 1900 to 1915 he was an administrative employee ( City Assessor ) of the city of Hartford.

In the congressional elections of 1914 Oakey was in the first district of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he met on March 4, 1915 the successor of Augustine Lonergan of the Democratic Party. But since he lost in the elections of 1916 against Lonergan and this thus regained his old seat, Oakey had after just one term of the Congress on March 3, 1917 again leave. After that he has exercised no further major political offices more. Davis Oakey died in November 1920 and was buried in Hartford.