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Davee, Thomas

(1797-1841) a U.S. Representative, was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, December 9, 1797. He attended the common schools.

As an adult he moved to Maine where he worked in retail sales. Davee was a member of the Maine House of Representatives in 1826 and 1827, after which he served in the Maine State Senate 1830-1832.

He was listed as Speaker of the Maine House briefly in 1835, having resigned on February 26 of that year, possibly to assume the position of High Sheriff of Somerset County in 1835. Davee was also postmaster of Blanchard from November 6, 1833 to March 24, 1837.

He was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1841), but was not a candidate for renomination in 1840. Davee resumed mercantile pursuits, and again was a member of the Maine State Senate in 1841, serving until his death in Blanchard on December 9, 1841, with interment in the Village Cemetery in Monson.

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