Thomas Beall Davis

Thomas Davis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 2nd district
In office
June 6, 1905  March 4, 1907
Preceded by Alston G. Dayton
Succeeded by George Cookman Sturgiss
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
from the Mineral County district
In office
Personal details
Born Thomas Beall Davis
(1828-04-25)April 25, 1828
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died November 26, 1911(1911-11-26) (aged 83)
Keyser, West Virginia, United States
Resting place Maplewood Cemetery in Elkins, West Virginia
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Relations Henry Gassaway Davis (brother)
Occupation Politician
Committees West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee

Thomas Beall Davis (April 25, 1828 – November 26, 1911), of Keyser, West Virginia, was an American politician.[1]


Davis was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the brother of Henry Gassaway Davis.

In 1876 Davis became a Member of West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee, serving until 1907. He entered the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1899, representing Mineral County until 1900.

Davis became a U.S. Representative from West Virginia's 2nd District[2] in the 59th Congress, serving from 1905–1907 after the resignation of Republican Alston Dayton.

He died in Keyser and was buried at Maplewood Cemetery in Elkins. The town of Thomas, West Virginia is named for him.[3]


  1. United States Congress. "Thomas Beall Davis (id: D000137)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  2. Lawrence Kestenbaum. "The Political Graveyard". Archived from the original on 2013-06-05. Retrieved 2008-11-20.
  3. Kenny, Hamill (1945). West Virginia Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning, Including the Nomenclature of the Streams and Mountains. Piedmont, West Virginia: The Place Name Press. p. 624.
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Alston G. Dayton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
George Cookman Sturgiss
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