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M DAVIDSON, capitalist,
cattle dealer, is one of
the few Republicans
who have been placed
in a high elective office
in Texas. For two years he served
as member of the Board of City
Commissioners, being chosen without
opposition and retiring voluntarily at
that time to give greater attention to
his varied business connections.
Esteemed equally by men of all parties
he has been an important factor
in Republican affairs in Texas and
has been honored with the party
nomination for Lieutenant Governor.
He was made Census Supervisor in
1910 for this Congressional District,
and was chosen as host to the Roosevelt
party when Mr. Roosevelt, then
President, visited Fort Worth. Interested
in the cattle business practically
all of his life, Mr. Davidson
has been prominent in the affairs of
the Texas Cattle Raisers' Association,
and is a vice-president of that
influential body. As a member of
the City Commission he inaugurated
the park movement through organization
of the Park 'League, and
also put under way the street
paving campaign that is still going
forward. To aid it, he established
a municipal paving plant when he
felt paving prices had gone too
high in the city. He is a Shriner,
an Elk and a member of the River
Crest Country Club. A heavy stockholder
in many of the city's leading
commercial and manufacturing in- I , Nct
stitutions he is a prominent member
of the Chamber of Commerce. Mr.
Davidson is a native of Prussia, having
been born in that country in 1855.
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