Lock Davidson

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Lock Davidson
31st Mayor of Melbourne, Florida
In office
December 8, 1936 – December 8, 1942
Preceded by Chester McNulty
Succeeded by I. Kimbell Hicks
Personal details
Born (1884-02-28)February 28, 1884[1]
Died September 1963[1]
Spouse(s) Gloria Davidson
Occupation rancher, realtor, promoter

Lock Davidson (February 28, 1884 – September 1963) was a six-term mayor of Melbourne, Florida from 1936 to 1942.

He was born in Sedgwick, Kansas on February 28, 1884, the son of Charles Lock Davidson and May Louise Throckmorton Davidson.[2]

He served as president and treasurer of Melbourne-Tillman Drainage District, and was manager of Melbourne Farms. He office was located in the Melbourne Arcade Building.

Although there are several versions of the story, one version credits Lock Davidson with the proposal to rename Tillman, Florida, Palm Bay.[3]

The Lock Davidson Building used to occupy the southeast corner of U.S. 1 and New Haven Avenue.


  1. ^ a b c "United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V93L-9M6 : accessed 11 Apr 2013), Lock Davidson, September 1963.
  2. ^ a b "United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MFXM-WZ5: accessed 11 Apr 2013), Lock Davidson in entry for Charles L Davidson, 1920.
  3. ^ City of Palm Bay Archived 2010-08-15 at the Wayback Machine.
Preceded by
Chester McNulty
Mayor of Melbourne, Florida
December 8, 1936 – December 8, 1942
Succeeded by
I. Kimbell Hicks