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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)   27th (4) (5)   28th (1) (2) (3)   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) 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.
(5) 27th Legislature - 1/8/1901, pp. 1-2, listed in "roll of Senators-elect." 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.
  • 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.
  • Portrait. Texas Jurists, 1836 - 1936, 1936.
  • DAVIDSON, ROBERT VANCE (1853-1925). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. R.V. Davidson, Texas Jurists Collection
  • Photograph. R.V. Davidson, 27th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. R.V. Davidson, 28th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • 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  
    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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