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James Davenport

congressman

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