|24th Mayor of Calgary|
January 1, 1930 – December 31, 1945
|Preceded by||Frederick Ernest Osborne|
|Succeeded by||James Cameron Watson|
|Alderman for The City of Calgary|
January 1929 – December 31, 1929
January 3, 1922 – December 31, 1926
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
March 21, 1940 – August 17, 1948
|Born||December 18, 1886|
Moneymore, County Londonderry, Ireland
|Died||April 6, 1963 (aged 76)|
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Prior to entering politics, Davison worked as a printer, a linotype operator and publisher and was associated with the Calgary Herald, the Calgary Albertan and the News Telegram. During the World War, 1914–1918, he served overseas as a Pay Sergeant with the Canadian Army Pay Corps. He served as Pay Master of the Second Battalion, Calgary Highlanders, with the rank of captain, during World War II.
In 1921, Mr. Davison was elected to Calgary City Council as a Labour Alderman. After serving four terms as Alderman from 1922 to 1926, he was acclaimed as the 24th Mayor of Calgary on November 12, 1929. He was re-elected Mayor another seven times, serving a total of sixteen years as the City's Chief Magistrate, a record unequalled before or since. During his term, the ambitious and controversial Glenmore Dam waterworks system was completed.
Davison ran for the House of Commons of Canada in the 1935 Canadian federal election as the Conservative candidate in the Bow River district. He was defeated by Social Credit candidate Charles Edward Johnston.
Davison ran for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta in the 1940 Alberta general election in the Calgary district as the leader of the Independent Movement, which sought to unite the opposition to Social Credit. He was re-elected in 1944 Alberta general election. He continued to serve as both mayor and a member in the Legislature. He did not run again in 1948. 
In 1945, due to ill health, Davison resigned his position as Mayor of Calgary but kept his seat in the Legislature until his term was over. He retired to Vancouver.
Andrew Davison died in 1963.
1944 Alberta provincial general election
|1944 Ballot Transfer Results: Calgary||Turnout 80.39%|
|Affiliation||Candidate||6,562 vote threshold|
|Social Credit||Fred Anderson||6,655
|Social Credit||Rose Wilkinson||5,042
|Independent||John J. Bowlen||2,192
|Social Credit||Art Larsen||1,351
|Social Credit||Edward Geehan||1,162
|Social Credit||C.M. Baker||834
- In the 1944 Election, Canadian Forces personnel were given special ballots intended to track how they voted. Service vote results are only available for the 1st Count.
1940 Alberta provincial general election
|1940 Ballot Transfer Results: Calgary||Turnout 78.69%|
|Affiliation||Candidate||7,653 vote threshold|
|Social Credit||William Aberhart||12,122||26.40%||elected||1st|
|Independent||John J. Bowlen||3,447||7.51%||elected|
|Social Credit||Fred Anderson||1,939||4.22%||elected|
|Social Credit||Edith Gostick||1,605||3.50%|
|CCF||Fred J. White||2,846||6.20%|
|Social Credit||H.D. Tarves||1,386||3.02%|
|Independent Labor||Douglas Mitchell||251||0.55%|
1935 Canadian general election
|1935 Canadian federal election: Bow River|
|Social Credit||Charles Edward Johnston||7,529|
|Co-operative Commonwealth||Edward Joseph Garland||2,315|
|Liberal||Charles Ross Walrod||1,242|
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| Mayor of Calgary
James Cameron Watson
|Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
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