Thomas Terry Davis

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Thomas Davis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 1st district
In office
4 March 1797 – 3 March 1803
Preceded byChristopher Greenup
Succeeded byMatthew Lyon
Member of Kentucky House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
BornThomas Terry Davis
DiedNovember 1807 (aged 48–49)
Jeffersonville, Indiana, United States
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Robards
OccupationJudge, politician

Thomas Terry Davis (died November 15, 1807) was a United States Representative from Kentucky.

Education and early career[edit]

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.

National political career[edit]

Davis was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the 5th, 6th and 7th Congresses, serving from March 4, 1797 to March 3, 1803.

He was appointed United States judge of Indiana Territory Supreme Court on February 8, 1803 and was chancellor of Indiana Territory in 1806 and 1807. He presided over the treason trial of Davis Floyd during his tenure there.

Personal life[edit]

Davis was a Freemason, he married Elizabeth Robards, who went on to marry Floyd 2 years after Davis' death. He died in Jeffersonville, Indiana.


  • United States Congress. "Thomas Terry Davis (id: D000138)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Christopher Greenup
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Matthew Lyon