Thomas Osborne Davis (Canadian politician)

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Thomas Davis
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Davis (1901/02)
In office
1 September 1905 – 23 January 1917
In office
30 September 1904 – 31 August 1905
Preceded byNew position
Succeeded byWillie Adams
ConstituencyNorthwest Territories
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Saskatchewan
In office
19 December 1896 – 29 September 1904
Preceded byWilfrid Laurier
Succeeded byJohn Henderson Lamont
Personal details
Thomas Osborne Davis

(1856-08-16)16 August 1856
Sherrington, Canada East, Province of Canada
Died23 January 1917(1917-01-23) (aged 60)
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
Political partyLiberal
OccupationMerchant, politician
CommitteesSelect Committee on Resources of the Territory between Labrador and the Rocky Mountains

Thomas Osborne Davis (16 August 1856 – 23 January 1917) was a Canadian Member of Parliament in the House of Commons of Canada representing the Provisional District of Saskatchewan, and later a member of the Senate of Canada.[1]

He was tutored by his father Samuel Davis and became a general merchant at Prince Albert, Northwest Territories. In 1885, he married Rebecca Jennings.[2] He served on the town council for Prince Albert and was mayor from 1894 to 1895.[1] Davis died in office in Prince Albert at the age of 60.[2]

His son Thomas Clayton Davis also served as mayor of Prince Albert, going on to serve in the Saskatchewan assembly, as a Saskatchewan judge and as an ambassador for Canada.[3]


The hamlet of Davis, Saskatchewan was named after him.


  1. ^ a b Thomas Osborne Davis – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ a b Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867–1967. Public Archives of Canada.
  3. ^ Quiring, Brett. Davis, Thomas Clayton (1889–1960). University of Regina. Retrieved 13 April 2012.