Thomas M. Davis

Republican Member of the United States House of Representatives
Born Jan 5, 1949

Thomas Milburn "Tom" Davis III was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Virginia's 11th congressional district in Northern Virginia. Davis was considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by five-term incumbent and fellow Republican John Warner in the 2008 election, but decided against it. He announced on January 30, 2008, that he would not seek reelection to an eighth term.… Read More

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1949 Birth Born on January 5, 1949.


1967 18 Years Old Davis was born in Minot, North Dakota, and moved to Fairfax County at an early age. He was a U.S. Senate Page and graduated as president of the senior class at the United States Capitol Page School in 1967. … Read More


1973 24 Years Old In 1973, Davis married Margaret "Peggy" Rantz, a medical doctor. … Read More


1980 31 Years Old Davis was a member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors from 1980 to 1994, serving as chairman of the Board of Supervisors from 1991 until his election to the House. … Read More


1994 45 Years Old Davis won election to the House in 1994, the year of the Republican Contract with America. … Read More
1997 48 Years Old …  It issued 1,052 subpoenas to probe alleged misconduct by the administration and the Democratic Party between 1997 and 2002.
1998 49 Years Old 1 More Event
He even ran unopposed in 1998 and 2002.


In 2003, Davis became Chairman of the House Government Reform Committee.
2005 56 Years Old 1 More Event
By contrast, by the end of the 2005 session, Davis and the majority had only permitted three subpoenas to be issued to the George W. Bush administration, including one to the United States Department of Defense over documents related to Hurricane Katrina. Davis's second wife, Jeannemarie Devolites-Davis, was one of the first hires (as a part-time consultant) for ICG Government, a firm that assists businesses in obtaining government contracts. Their financial relationship, along with financial ties that benefit family members of 64 of the 435 voting members of Congress, was highlighted in the June 2007 ethics report, "Family Affair" by the CREW. … Read More
In 2006, however, Davis faced an unexpectedly strong challenge from Democrat Andrew Hurst, but was reelected with 55 percent of the vote—his lowest total since his initial bid against Byrne. … Read More
On February 26, 2007, The Post reported that Davis switched positions. … Read More
…  Davis resigned from Congress on November 24, 2008.


In the Spring and Fall of 2010, Davis taught Political Parties and Campaigns. … Read More
2014 65 Years Old In August 2014 Davis was named rector of George Mason University. … Read More
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