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T.W. Davidson Thomas Whitfield Davidson
Full Name: Thomas Whitfield Davidson
Date of birth: September 23, 1876
Date of death: January 26, 1974

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 8 Jan 11, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923 37th (1)   Democrat Marshall / Harrison   Gregg, Harrison, Panola, Rusk, Shelby
S 8 Elected but never sworn 36th (2) (3)   Democrat Marshall / Harrison   Gregg, Harrison, Panola, Rusk, Shelby
(1) 37th Legislature - 1/11/1921, pp. 2-3, List of State Senators Elected at the General Election Held November 2nd, 1920, listed as Senator-elect. Senate Journal.
(2) "Representatives for Texas Shown": W.T. Davidson of Marshall, in special election 11/20/1920, succeeded unexpired term of Lon A. Smith, elected comptroller 11/2/1920, p. 11, 11/21/1920. Galveston Daily News.
(3) "Democrats nominate Davidson," 11/3/1920, p. 9. T.W. Davidson nominated for the State Senate...to fill the vacancy created by resignation of Lon A. Smith of Henderson, elected State Comptroller. San Antonio Express.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 64th Legislature, R.S., SR 681. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biography, Volume IV, pp. 83-84. East Texas: Its History and Its Makers, 1940.
  • DAVIDSON, THOMAS WHITFIELD (1876-1974). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biography. Memoirs of Judge T. Whitfield Davidson , 1972.
  • 27th Lieutenant Governor: Thomas Whitfield Davidson. Photo and biographical sketch. "In 1919, after the 36th Legislature had convened, Davidson was elected to fill the unexpired term of Senator Lon Smith. The following year, he was reelected to a full term of his own, and in 1922, he ran successfully for lieutenant governor." Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016, 2016.
  • Memorial, April 1974, p. 376. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Other Resources
  • Portrait, Hood, Bonnet, and Little Brown Jug: Texas Politics, 1921-1928, 1984.
  • Davidson, Thomas Whitfield. Shows Texas state senator, 1920-22. Judges of the United States Courts/Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, 2009.
  • Portrait. Texas Jurists, 1836 - 1936, 1936.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Thomas Davidson, Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2006
  • Photograph. T.W. Davidson, Texas Jurists Collection
  • Photograph. T.W. Davidson,37th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 37th session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, west wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    37th R.S. - 1921
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Constitutional Amendments (Vice Chair) 
    Federal Relations  
    Graft Charges, Investigation of  
    Judicial Districts  
    Public Lands and Land Office (Chair) 
    Representative Districts  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Vice Chair) 
    Site for State Park  
    Town and City Corporations  

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