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James Davenport

James Davenport, American congressman. Served in commissary department Continental Army during Revolutionary War; member Connecticut House of Representatives, 1785-1790, Connecticut Senate, 1790-1797; member United States House of Representatives (filled vacancy) from Connecticut, 4th-5th congresses, December 5, 1796-August 3, 1797.

Background

  • Davenport, James was born on October 12, 1758 in Stamford, Connecticut, United States. Son of Abraham Davenport.

  • Education

    • Graduated from Yale, 1777.

    Membership

    Served in commissary department Continental Army during Revolutionary War. Member Connecticut House of Representatives, 1785-1790, Connecticut Senate, 1790-1797. Member United States House of Representatives (filled vacancy) from Connecticut, 4th-5th congresses, December 5, 1796-August 3, 1797.

    Connections

    • father: Abraham Davenport. Davenport
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    Born October 12, 1758
    Died August 3, 1797
    (aged 38)
    Nationality