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Alexander Caldwell DAVIDSON

(1826-1897)

DAVIDSON, Alexander Caldwell, a Representative from Alabama; born near Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., December 26, 1826; attended the public schools of Marengo County, Ala., and was graduated from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa July 11, 1848; studied law in Mobile, Ala., but never practiced; engaged in cotton planting near Uniontown, Perry County, Ala.; member of the State house of representatives in 1880 and 1881; served in the State senate 1882-1885; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1889); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1888; resumed agricultural pursuits; died at “Westwood,” near Uniontown, Ala., November 6, 1897; interment in the Holy Cross Cemetery of Davidson Memorial Church, Uniontown, Perry County, Ala.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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