|Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives |
from Kentucky's 1st district
4 March 1797 –3 March 1803
|Preceded by||Christopher Greenup|
|Succeeded by||Matthew Lyon|
|Member of Kentucky House of Representatives|
|Born||Thomas Terry Davis|
|Died|| November 1807 (aged 48–49)|
Jeffersonville, Indiana, United States
Thomas Terry Davis (died November 15, 1807) was a United States Representative from Kentucky.
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Davis studied law and in 1789 was admitted to the Kentucky bar. He was a lawyer in private practice and was deputy attorney, Kentucky; he was first prosecuting attorney for district, Kentucky and was a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1795 to 1797.
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from Kentucky's 1st congressional district
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