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James Edward Davidson

shipbuilder , banker.

James Edward Davidson, American shipbuilder, banker.


Davidson, James Edward was born on December 7, 1865 in Buffalo, New York, United States. Son of James and Ellen M. (Rogers) Davidson.


Bachelor of Arts, Hillsdale (Michigan) College, 1887, Doctor of Laws, 1925.


Commander Edward Cobb. Married second, Helen Forrest. Knox, July 28, 1919; children—Helen Forrest (Mistress G. B. Paull, Junior), Laura Isabelle (Mistress R. P. Beattie II), Shirley Knox (Mistress Horton R. Prudden), Ashley.

Chairman board Hillsdale County National Bank, Bay Trust Company. President Peoples Commercial and Savings Bank, Davidson Building Company, Bay Trust Сompany. Vice president Robert Gage Coal Company (Bay City).

President Inter-Ocean Steamship Company, Continental S.S. Company, Duluth Steamship Company, (Duluth, Minnesota), Globe Steamship Corporation (Indianapolis, Indiana), United Steamship Company, Triton S.S. Company, Sumatra S.S. Company, Consolidated S.S. Company (Wilmington, Delaware). Vice president, treasurer, director American Ship Building Company (Cleveland). Director Pere Marquette Railway Company, Bay City Building Company, Tanner Investment Company, Great Lakes Towing Company, Industrial-Brown-Hoist Corporation (Bay City).

Chairman Local Draft Board Northern 1, Bay City, World War.


Member Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Phi Delta Theta, Epsilon Delta Alpha. Member Republican State Central Committee, Michigan, since 1902. Member Republican National Committee 1923-1940.

Member St. Lawrence Waterway Commission, appointment President Coolidge, 1924. Member of advisory board Detroit Loan Agency, R.F.C. Member executive council American Bankers Association, 1935-1938.

Mason (33°); Masonic.


Married June Lolette Cobb, February 12, 1890 (died 1918).; married second, Helen Forrest. Children: James Lorenzo (deceased), Lieutenant.

James Davidson

Ellen M. (Rogers) Davidson

June Lolette Cobb

Helen Forrest.

James Lorenzo Davidson (deceased)

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