Legislative Reference Library of Texas About the library Site Index
Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research
Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research

LRL Home - Legislators and Leaders - Texas Legislators: Past & Present - Member profile

R.V. Davidson Robert Vance Davidson
Full Name: Robert Vance Davidson
Date of birth: July 23, 1853
Date of death: July 3, 1925

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 17 Jan 8, 1901 - Aug 6, 1904 28th (1) (2) (3) (4)   27th (5) (6)   28th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Galveston / Galveston Senate President Pro Tempore (28th)   Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Matagorda, Wharton
(1) 28th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 4/1/1903, Regular Session; and elected 4/2/1903, 1st C.S. Senate Journal.
(2) Davidson resigned October, 1904. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) 28th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/28/1903, pp. 107-108. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(4) 28th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/13/1903, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(5) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1902 due to redistricting. Act approved Sep. 6, 1901, 27th Leg., 1st C.S., ch. 6, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(6) 27th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/8/1901, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • "Galveston Rejoices: The News of Senator Davidson's Nomination for Attorney General Enthusiastically Received," 8/4/1904, p. 12, includes biographical sketch. Galveston Daily News.
  • Memorial, April 1926, pp. 220-222. Texas Law Review Proceedings of the . . . Annual Meeting of the Texas Bar Association.
  • Biographical sketch, Robert Vance Davidson, pp. 56-59. The Twenty-Seventh Legislature and State Administration of Texas, 1901.
  • Other Resources
  • "Davidson Resigned: Tenders Governor Lanham His Resignation as State Senator from this District," 8/7/1904, p. 6. Reprint of resignation letter to Gov. S.W.T. Lanham dated 8/6/1904. Davidson nominated for Attorney General at state Democratic primaries. Galveston Daily News.
  • DAVIDSON, ROBERT VANCE (1853-1925). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. R.V. Davidson, 28th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. R.V. Davidson, 27th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. R.V. Davidson, Texas Jurists Collection
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 27th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, north wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 28th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    28th R.S. - 1903
    Educational Affairs  
    Internal Improvements (Chair) 
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Rules  
    State Affairs  
    Town and City Corporations  
    27th R.S. - 1901
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Military Affairs  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Towns and City Corporations (Chair) 
     

    This website is a work in progress. Information on this website is provided as a public service by the Legislative Reference Library. The Legislative Reference Library makes no representation as to its completeness or accuracy and makes no warranty in regard to its use. Users assume all risk of reliance on the information included on this site.

    Have a question, comment or contribution? Email the Library or call 512-463-1252.

    Many photos in Texas Legislators: Past and Present are used with permission of the Texas State Preservation Board. For permission to reproduce these photos, please contact the Texas State Preservation Board graphics coordinator at 512-475-3060.