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Lincoln Davis

Lincoln DavisBorn: 13-Sep-1943
Birthplace: Pall Mall, TN

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Tennessee, 2003-11

Farmer, contractor, and state legislator, elected to US Congress in 2002, succeeding Van Hilleary. Also ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 1984, 1994. Conservative "Blue Dog" Democrat anti-abortion, anti-gay rights, pro-gun rights. Supported 2008 GM/Chrysler bailout, 2009 economic stimulus. Opposed 2008 Wall Street bailout, cap-and-trade legislation, and 2010 health-care reform. Made headlines for his opposition to the 2006 Federal Marriage Amendment, which would have banned gay marriage, because it did not also outlaw adultery and divorce. Lost re-election bid in 2010, and succeeded in Congress by Scott DesJarlais.

Wife: Lynda Compton Davis (m. 1963, three daughters)
Daughter: Larrisa
Daughter: Lynn
Daughter: Libby

    University: BS Agronomy, Tennessee Technological University (1964)

    US Congressman, Tennessee 4th (3-Jan-2003 to 3-Jan-2011)
    Tennessee State Senate (1996-2002)
    Tennessee State House of Representatives (1980-84)
    Mayor Byrdstown, TN (1978-82)
    Diversified Construction Company Owner
    US Agriculture Department Soil Scientist (1960s)
    C Street Group
    Democratic National Committee
    Jaycees

Official Website:
http://www.house.gov/lincolndavis/


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