Robert C. Davey

Robert Charles Davey ( born October 22, 1853 in New Orleans, Louisiana, † December 26, 1908 ) was an American politician. Between 1893 and 1908 he represented two times the state of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Robert Davey attended the public schools of his home and then the St. Vincent's College in Cape Girardeau (Missouri ). He was then engaged in trade. At the same time Davey began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party. In the years 1879, 1884 and 1892, he was elected to the Senate from Louisiana. During the legislative period 1884-1886 he was its acting president. From 1880 to 1888 he worked as a judge in New Orleans. In 1888 he ran unsuccessfully for the office of mayor of New Orleans.

In the congressional elections of 1892 Davey was in the second constituency of in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Matthew D. Lagan on March 4, 1893. Since he resigned in 1894 to a candidacy, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1895. In the following two years, his district was represented by Charles F. Buck in the House of Representatives.

In the elections of 1896 Davey was re-elected for the second district of Louisiana in Congress. There he took over on March 4, 1897 to his former seat of Buck. After he was confirmed in all subsequent elections, he could exercise his office until his death on December 26, 1908. He was elected again for the period beginning on March 4, 1909 legislative session even in the congressional elections in 1908. But this he could not compete because of his death. After a by-election from his position fell to Samuel Louis Gilmore. While Davey's time in the U.S. House of Representatives of the Spanish-American War took place. At that time, the Philippines and the Kingdom of Hawaii came under American administration.