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Name Davidson, Thomas Whitfield
State TX
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born September 23, 1876, in Harrison County, TX
Died January 26, 1974

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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born September 23, 1876, in Harrison County, TX
Died January 26, 1974

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 22, 1936, to a seat vacated by Edward R. Meek. Confirmed by the Senate on January 30, 1936, and received commission on February 5, 1936. Served as chief judge, 1954-1959. Assumed senior status on November 1, 1965. Service terminated on January 26, 1974, due to death.

Education:
Read law, 1903

Professional Career:

Private practice, Marshall, Texas, 1903-1907
City attorney, Marshall, Texas, 1907-1914
Private practice, Dallas, Texas, 1914-1920, 1924-1936
State senator, Texas, 1920-1922
Lieutenant governor, Texas, 1922-1924


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