Asbury Bascom Davidson

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Asbury Bascom Davidson

Death: February 04, 1920 (64)
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Son of William Davidson and Cathrina Davidson

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About Asbury Bascom Davidson

Asbury Bascom Davidson (November 13, 1855 in Lincoln County, Tennessee – February 4, 1920) served as Lieutenant Governor of Texas from January 15, 1907, to January 21, 1913. He had previously served in the Texas Senate from 1899 to 1907. He was a lawyer who served on the board of directors of what became Texas A&M University. He married Minnie McClanahan in March 1890.

Davidson's 1877 handwritten law license from the State of Texas is held at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum in Cuero, Texas. Davidson and wife Minnie Davidson lived at 306 Terrell Street there during much of their life together.


Asbury Bascom Davidson, lawyer and lieutenant governor of Texas, son of William and Cathrina (McBank) Davidson, was born on November 13, 1855, in Lincoln County, Tennessee. He moved to Williamson County, Texas, with his parents before 1870, was educated during the 1870s at Southwestern University in Georgetown, and then moved to Gonzales to study in a law office. After being admitted to the bar, he practiced for a time in Gonzales before moving in the early 1880s to Cuero, where he established his home and a law firm. There, in the late 1880s, he was elected district attorney for the Twenty-fourth Judicial District; he held that office for eight years, until he was elected state senator, a post he held for three years.

Davidson was elected lieutenant governor of Texas for three consecutive terms, from 1906 to 1912; he was one of the few men to serve in that office for that many successive terms. He was also a member of the board of directors of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (now Texas A&M University). He served on the Texas executive committee for the Interstate Inland Waterway League of Louisiana and Texas after it was organized in 1905. Davidson was married to Minnie McClanahan in March 1890. He died on February 4, 1920, and was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Cuero.

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Asbury Bascom Davidson's Timeline

November 13, 1855
February 4, 1920
Age 64