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.
  • DAVIDSON, ROBERT VANCE (1853-1925). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • 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.


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Committee Information top

28th R.S. - 1903
Educational Affairs  
Internal Improvements (Chair) 
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
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) 

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