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Kenneth Lawrence Davidson

Kenneth Lawrence Davidson, American lawyer, educator. Bar: Oklahoma 1970, United States District Court (northern district) Oklahoma 1970, United States Court Military Appeals 1971, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1976, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 2003, District of Columbia Court Appeals 1978, Illinois 1990. Decorated Meritorious Service medal, Commendation medal.

Background

  • Davidson, Kenneth Lawrence was born on February 4, 1945 in Tulsa. Son of Joe and Elsie (Hutchens) Davidson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, University Tulsa, 1968. Juris Doctor, University Tulsa, 1970. Master of Laws, Georgetown University, 1975.

    Career

    • Associate Chief Executive Officer, associate legal counsel Board Regents Oklahoma State University and Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges, Stillwater, 1976-1990. General counsel Regency Universities System Illinois Board Regents, Springfield, 1990-1996. Parliamentarian, counsel to board trustees Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 1995-1997, ethics officer, 1995—2010, parliamentarian counsel for governance, risk management, equity services, 1997-2000, Corporate Counsel, board parliamentarian, 2000—2002, associate vice president and general counsel, parliamentarian, 2002—2006, vice president, general counsel, parliamentarian, ethics officer, 2006—2010.

      Adjunct associate professor College Education Oklahoma State University, 1986-1990. Administrative law judge Oklahoma Department Education, Oklahoma City, 1978-1990.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Oklahoma 1970, United States District Court (northern district) Oklahoma 1970, United States Court Military Appeals 1971, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1976, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 2003, District of Columbia Court Appeals 1978, Illinois 1990.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Board directors Young Men’s Christian Association Aquatic Club, Stillwater, 1985-1986, Judith Karman Hospice, Stillwater, 1987. Captain Judge Advocate General Corps, United States Air Force, 1970-1976. Member American Association of University Professors, Illinois Bar Association, DeKalb County Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, National Association College and University Attorneys, American Society Parliamentarians, University Risk Management Association, Kappa Sigma.

    Connections

    • Married Anne Devine; children: Rebecca Marie, Deborah Shannon.
    • father: Joe Davidson
    • mother: Elsie (Hutchens) Davidson
    • spouse: Anne Devine
    • children: Rebecca Marie Davidson
    • Deborah Shannon Davidson
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    Born February 4, 1945
    (age 72)
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