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 - 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.
(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

Biographical Sketches

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

Other Resources


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

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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