DAVIDSON, William, (1778 - 1857)

DAVIDSON, William, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Charleston, S.C., on September 12, 1778; completed preparatory studies; moved with his parents to North Carolina in early youth and settled in Mecklenburg County; engaged extensively in planting; member of the State senate in 1813, 1815-1819, and 1825; moved to Charlotte, N.C., in 1820; elected as a Federalist to the Fifteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Daniel M. Forney; reelected to the Sixteenth Congress and served from December 2, 1818, to March 3, 1821; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1820 to the Seventeenth Congress; again elected a member of the State senate and served from 1827 to 1830; resumed his business pursuits; died in Charlotte, N.C., on September 16, 1857; interment in the Old Cemetery.