George M. Davison

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George M. Davison
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1899
Preceded by James B. McCreary
Succeeded by George G. Gilbert
Personal details
Born (1855-03-23)March 23, 1855
Stanford, Kentucky
Died December 18, 1912(1912-12-18) (aged 57)
Stanford, Kentucky
Resting place Buffalo Springs Cemetery
Political party Republican
Profession Lawyer
Signature G. M. Davison

George Mosby Davison (March 23, 1855 – December 18, 1912) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

Born in Stanford, Kentucky, Davison attended the common schools, Stanford Academy, and Meyers Academy. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1879 and commenced practice in Stanford, Kentucky. He was appointed collector of internal revenue for the sixth Kentucky district and served from July 20, 1885, to June 30, 1889. He was appointed master of chancery or commissioner of the Lincoln circuit court in 1886, and served until 1893, when he resigned. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1886-1888. He served as judge of the Lincoln County Court 1894-1896.

Davison was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1899). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1898 to the Fifty-sixth Congress. He resumed the practice of law. He served as assistant United States attorney for the eastern district of Kentucky 1900-1910. He retired from public life. He died in Stanford, Kentucky, December 18, 1912. He was interred in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James B. McCreary
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 8th congressional district

1897 – 1899
Succeeded by
George G. Gilbert