William Davidson (congressman)

William Davidson ( born September 12, 1778 in Charleston, South Carolina, † September 16, 1857 in Charlotte, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1818 and 1821 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Davidson first attended school in his home and then came still in his youth with his parents in the Mecklenburg County in North Carolina, where he worked as a planter. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Federalist Party. In 1813 and 1815-1819 he was a member of the Senate of North Carolina.

Following the resignation of Congressman Daniel Munroe Forney he was in the due election for the eleventh seat of North Carolina as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on December 2, 1818. Since he was confirmed at the regular elections of the year 1818, he could remain until March 3, 1821 in Congress. In 1820 he was not re-elected. In 1825, and again from 1827 to 1830 Davidson was sitting again in the state Senate. Otherwise, he continued his previous activities continue in agriculture. He died on September 16, 1857 in Charlotte, where he has resided since 1820.