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Thomas Whitfield Davidson

T.W. Davidson
Full Name: Thomas Whitfield Davidson
Birth date: September 23, 1876
Death date: January 26, 1974

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 37th (3) Legislature
    1/11/1921 - 1/9/1923
  • Senate, 36th (1) (2) Legislature
    Elected but never sworn
(1) "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 .
(2) "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 .
(3) 37th Legislature - List of State Senators Elected at the General Election Held November 2nd, 1920, oath of office administered, 1/11/1921, pp. 2-3. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch, Volume IV, pp. 83-84. East Texas: Its History and Its Makers 1940.
  • DAVIDSON, THOMAS WHITFIELD (1876-1974). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • 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.
  • Biography in LRL collection, 328.764 D284M 1972. 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 .
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