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James Ole Davidson
Birth: Feb. 10, 1854
Sogn og Fjordane County, Norway
Death: Dec. 16, 1922
Madison
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA

Wisconsin Governor. Served as Governor of Wisconsin from 1906 to 1911. He came to the United States from Norway when he was 18 years old. His political career began as a village president of a small town in Wisconsin. He later represented the Republican party in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1893 to 1899. In 1898, he was elected as Wisconsin state treasurer. From there he became lieutenant governor alongside governor Robert M. La Follette, Sr. In January 1906, when La Follette resigned as Wisconsin governor to join the United States Senate, James O. Davidson became acting governor. Later that same year, he was elected governor and again was reelected in 1908 and served as governor until 1911. (bio by: Number1) 
 
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  Helen M Bliss Davidson (1860 - 1919)*
 
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Burial:
Forest Hill Cemetery
Madison
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: Section 21, Lot 014, Grave 3
 
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Originally Created by: Number1
Record added: Aug 12, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20914942
James Ole Davidson
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James Ole Davidson
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James Ole Davidson
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GOD Bless you for all you have done for GOD, country, family, and kin !!
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Mar. 30, 2014

- Tom A. Hawk
 Added: Dec. 16, 2013
Engaged in milling and mercantile business at Soldier's Grove, Wis.,since 1877. Son of Ole and Ingabor (Jenson) Davidson. Married Feb. 21, 1883, to Helen Bliss of Reedstown, Wisconsin.(From Who's Who in the World, 1912).
- JH
 Added: Nov. 8, 2012
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