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John Wesley Davis
John Wesley Davis

John Wesley Davis (April 16, 1799August 22, 1859) was a prominent U.S. politician during the 1840s. He served as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1845 to 1847, and served a total of eight years in the United States Congress as a Democrat from Indiana. He served as the U.S. Commissioner to China 1848–1850. He was appointed to the office of Governor of the Oregon Territory from 1853-1854 by President Franklin Pierce. Image File history File links JohnWesleyDavis. ... April 16 is the 106th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (107th in leap years). ... 1799 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... August 22 is the 234th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (235th in leap years), with 131 days remaining. ... 1859 (MDCCCLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal      The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives is the presiding officer of the lower... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate Dick Cheney, R, since January 20, 2001 Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, R, since January 6, 1999 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups (as of January 4, 2005 elections) Democratic Party Republican Party... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... The Ambassador to China is the chief American diplomat to China. ... The Oregon Territory is the name applied both to the unorganized Oregon Country claimed by both the United States and Britain, as well as to the organized U.S. territory formed from it that existed between 1848 and 1859. ... Franklin Pierce, Sr. ...


  • Biographical Directory of the United States Congress: DAVIS, John Wesley
  • Oregon State Library - Governors of Oregon Photographs- Short biography and photograph.
Preceded by
John W. Jones
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
December 1, 1845March 4, 1847
Succeeded by
Robert C. Winthrop
Preceded by
George Law Curry
Governor of Oregon Territory
Succeeded by
George Law Curry

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