Governor James O. Davidson
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During the 1890s Assemblyman James O. Davidson (on the left, wearing a bowler hat) of Soldiers Grove, was an early supporter of the La Follette wing of the Republican Party. In 1899 he became state treasurer, and in 1902 Davidson was elected lieutenant governor as the running mate of Robert M. La Follette, Sr. Davidson became governor on January 1, 1906 when La Follette resigned to become senator. In the Republican gubernatorial primary election in September 1906, La Follette threw his support to Irvine Lenroot. Davidson won anyway and was ultimately responsible for enactment of much of the the Progressive legislative program. In 1910 he chose not to run again, however. Davidson eventually became allied with the Stalwart wing of the Republican Party. This photograph shows Governor Davidson shortly after his 1906 electoral success, but the occasion documented is unknown.
Image ID: 30700
Creation Date: 1907 ca.
Creator Name: Unknown
Collection Name: Name File
Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number: Name File
Original Dimensions: 7.25x9.25 inches
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