A Guide to the Lynch Davidson Political Scrapbooks, 1920-1931
Lynch Davidson (1873-1952) was one of Texas’ most prominent businessmen and served as Lieutenant Governor of Texas. Born on January 3, 1873, in Cotile, Louisiana, Davidson moved with his parents to Groesbeck, Texas while still an infant. He began his career in the lumber industry in 1887 and opened his own lumber business in 1896.
In 1918, Davidson won a seat in the Texas House of Representatives of the 36th Legislature. He resigned in 1919 to fill the vacated state senate seat of R.M. Johnstone. In 1920 Davidson successfully ran for lieutenant governor and served one term (1921-1923). He returned to Houston after his term expired to continue serving as an executive of his lumber company until his death in 1952.
“Lynch Davidson.” The College of Liberal Arts, The University of Texas at Austin. Accessed November 15, 2010.
The political scrapbooks of Lynch Davidson, 1920-1931, document Texas political life through newspaper clippings. Besides Davidson, notable individuals and subjects include Miriam “Ma” Ferguson; James "Jim" Ferguson; T. Whitfield Davidson; V.A. Collins; Felix Robertson; and the Ku Klux Klan.
This collection is open for research use.
Lynch Davidson Political Scrapbooks, 1920-1931, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.
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