CS -Davidson, Robert Hamilton McWhorta

Robert Hamilton McWhorta Davidson

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Born: September 23, 1832

Birthplace: Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida

Father: Dr. John Matthew Winslow Davidson 1801 – 1879
(Buried: Western Cemetery, Quincy, Florida)​

Mother: Mary Jerusha L. Sylvester 1809 – 1855
(Buried: Western Cemetery, Quincy, Florida)​

Wife: Lelia A. H. Callis 1834 – 1884
(Buried: Western Cemetery, Quincy, Florida)​

Children:

Mary Lelia “Mamie” Davidson Munroe 1860 – 1928​
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, Texas)​
Lucy E. B. Davidson 1862 – 1863​
(Buried: Western Cemetery, Quincy, Florida)​
Robert Mathis Davidson 1867 – 1944​
(Buried: Hillcrest Cemetery, Quincy, Florida)​
Sarah Alice Davidson 1869 – 1952
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(Buried: Eastern Cemetery, Quincy, Florida)​
Judge James Little Davidson 1872 – 1929​
(Buried: Eastern Cemetery, Quincy, Florida)​

Political Party: Democratic Party

Education:


Attended Quincy Academy in Quincy, Florida​
Attended University of Virginia Law School​

Occupation before War:

1853 – 1861: Attorney in Quincy, Florida​
1856 – 1859: Florida State Representative​
1860 – 1862: Florida State Senator​

Civil War Career:

1860 – 1862: Florida State Senator​
1862 – 1863: Captain of Company A, 6th​ Florida Infantry Regiment​
1863: Detached from service to Knoxville, Tennessee examining board​
1863 – 1864: Major of 6th​ Florida Infantry Regiment​
Became Sick at Missionary Ridge​
1863 – 1864: Absent from the Army due to Sickness​
1864: Wounded in the foot during Battle of Dallas, Georgia​
1864 – 1865: Lt. Colonel stationed in Quincy, Florida​
1865: Paroled at Tallahassee Florida on May 16th​

Occupation after War:

1865 – 1877: Attorney in Quincy, Florida​
1865: Member of Florida State Constitutional Convention​
1877 – 1891: United States Congressman from Florida​
1877 – 1879: Member of House Manufactures Committee​
1877 – 1879: Member of House Public Expenditures Committee​
1879 – 1881: Member of House Claims Committee​
1879 – 1883: Member of House Naval Affairs Committee​
1883 – 1889: Chairman of House Railways and Canals Committee​
1883 – 1887: Member of House Navy Department Expenditures​
1887 – 1889: Member of House Library Committee​
1889 – 1891: Ranking Member of House Library Committee​
1889 – 1891: Member of House Labor Committee​
1889 – 1891: Member of House Interstate and Foreign Commerce​
1890: Unsuccessful candidate for reelection to U.S. Congress​
1891 – 1897: Attorney in Quincy, Florida​
1897 – 1898: Member of Florida State Railroad Commission​
1898 – 1908: Attorney in Quincy, Florida​

Died:
January 18, 1908

Place of Death: Quincy, Florida

Age at time of Death: 75 years old

Burial Place: Western Cemetery, Quincy, Florida
 
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His seat in Congress was filled by Stephen Mallory II, son of the one-time Secretary of the Navy.. Davidson apparently lost the election or nomination as he was called an "unsucessful candidate" in 1890.
 
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