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T.G. Davidson
Full Name: T. G. Davidson
Date of birth: October 9, 1841
Date of death: June 6, 1875

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 16 Elected but never sworn 14th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)   Radical Republican Caldwell / Burleson   Burleson, Washington

(1) 14th Legislature - Davidson elected, but never sworn. Refused to qualify 1/14/1874. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) "T.G. Davidson ran as a Republican and officially won but declined to qualify," p. 200. Caldwell, Burleson County, p. 424. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
(3) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Ordinance adopted by Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas, 1875. Remained in effect from its passage until first reapportionment after 1880 Census. University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(4) Seth Shepard, in special election 2/17/1874, seated 3/26/1874, succeeded T.G. Davidson, refused to qualify 1/14/1874. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) 14th Legislature, 1/14/1874, p. 7. "Senator Ledbetter presented certificate of election of T.G. Davidson, Senator elect from the sixteenth district; also a communication from said T.G. Davidson, declining to qualify as such." Senate Journal.
(6) Roster of members elect lists party as Radical, p. [a], 14th Legislature, Part 1. Senate Journal.
 
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Other Resources
  • T.G. Davidson, birth date 10/9/1841, death date 6/6/1875, gravemarker photo, burial in Prairie Lea Cemetery, Brenham, Washington County. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, Washington County District Attorney T.G. Davidson, 6/9/1875. Death date 6/6/1875, "he was elected in the State Senate a few years ago, but declined serving." Galveston Daily News.
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
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