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Joseph Quentin Davidson Collection (MC 230) - Columbus State University

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Joseph Quentin Davidson Collection (MC 230)

Biographical Note

Joseph Quentin Davidson was born in Fort Valley, Georgia on October 11, 1905. After graduating from the University of Georgia, he attended law school at Mercer Univeristy. After receiving his law degree, he moved to Columbus, Georgia to join the law firm of Slade and Swift, which eventually became Swift, Pease, Davidson and Chapman. He was active in the Rotary Club, the Candum Club, the Men's Wesley Bible Class of St. Luke's Methodist Church, the Chamber of Commerce, the establishment of Columbus College, which became Columbus State University, the Red Cross, the USO, the Muscogee County Board of Education, Columbus Citizens for Eisenhower, the United Givers and was an officer of the YMCA. He died on April 17, 1969.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of materials relating J. Quentin Davidson career and civic organizations. 1930s-1969 1 box (3.l.f.)

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Joseph Quentin Davidson Collection must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives at Columbus State University. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required: Joseph Quentin Davidson Collection (MC 230) Columbus State University Archives Columbus, Georgia


Mrs. Joan Mize Holder, the daughter of Quen Davidson, donated these materials in 2007.

Box and List

Box 1

  • Item - Algernon Sydney Sullivan, (a biography) by Anne Middleton Holmes (New York: The New York Southern Society, 1929
  • Folder 1 - A Memorial to Joseph Quentin Davidson from the Columbus Lawyer's Club, October 6, 1969
  • Folder 2 - Banquet Honoring Mr. J. Q. Davidson
  • Folder 3 - Biographical Information on Joseph Quentin Davidson
  • Folder 4 - Bradley Family Reunion, 50th Anniversary Booklet for the W.C. Bradley Company, 1885-1935
  • Folder 5 - Certificate Awards to Joseph Quentin Davidson from Local Organizations
  • Folder 6 - Muscogee County School Board Membership Card and Awards
  • Folder 7 - Newspaper Clippings of Columbus College being built and naming, June 1969
  • Folder 8 - Phi Kappa Phi at UGA Election to Chapter Award and Certificate, 1925
  • Folder 9 - Photographs of Joseph Quentin Davidson
  • Folder 10 - Photographs of the Muscogee County School Board
  • Folder 11 - Resolution Honoring Joseph Quentin Davidson from St. Luke United Methodist Church, April 20, 1969
  • Folder 12 - Tributes to Joseph Quentin Davidson, 1969
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