Gordon Davidson (1909 - 1974)

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Gordon Davidson
1909 - 1974
updated February 06, 2019
Gordon Davidson was born on March 15, 1909. He died in July 1974 at 65 years old. We know that Gordon Davidson had been residing in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.


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Gordon Davidson died in July 1974 at 65 years old. He was born on March 15, 1909. We have no information about Gordon's immediate family. We know that Gordon Davidson had been residing in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
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In 1909, in the year that Gordon Davidson was born, the New York Times published the first movie review. It was a report on D.W. Griffith's movie "Pippa Passes" also called "The Song of Conscience", a silent film. The review said that this work was moving away from "lurid material that attracted the wrath of censors and concerned citizens and toward more respectable ends. The movie was the story of a young female factory worker, on her day off, wandering and singing - thus changing the hearts of those around her towards good.

In 1922, he was only 13 years old when on June 22, coal miners in Herrin Illinois, were on strike (coal miners had been on strike nationally since April 1). The striking miners were outraged at the strikebreakers (scabs) that the company had brought in and laid siege to the mine. Three union workers were killed when gunfire was exchanged. The next day, union miners killed 23 strikebreakers and mine guards. No one, on either side, ever faced jail time.

In 1938, he was 29 years old when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1949, at the age of 40 years old, Gordon was alive when on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1974, in the year of Gordon Davidson's passing, on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

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Other Gordon Davidsons

Gordon N. Davidson
1887 - 1889
Gordon Walter Davidson
around 1921 - Feb 10, 1943
Gordon Parsons Davidson
around 1893 - May 3, 1917
Gordon Meldrum Davidson
Died: Aug 15, 1917
Gordon John Davidson
around 1924 - Jul 7, 1945
Gordon Findlay Davidson
Died: Dec 3, 1945
Gordon B. Davidson
around 1916 - Dec 31, 1943
Gordon Davidson
around 1925 - Oct 25, 1944
Gordon W Davidson
Born: around 1914
New York, United States
Gordon T Davidson
Born: around 1915
California, United States
Gordon A Davidson
Born: around 1923
California, United States
Gordon F Davidson
Born: around 1916
Washington, United States
Gordon W Davidson
Born: around 1913
California, United States
Gordon J Davidson
Born: around 1901
Oklahoma, United States
Gordon M Davidson
Born: around 1918
Iowa, United States
Gordon D Davidson
Born: around 1905
United States
Gordon G Davidson
Born: around 1919
Florida, United States
Gordon E Davidson
Born: around 1924
Massachusetts, United States
Gordon I Davidson
Born: around 1908
New Jersey, United States

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Norman Davidson
Jun 2, 1922 - May 1983
Willie J Davidson
May 11, 1919 - Jul 22, 1994
Oakland, CA
Margaret Y Davidson
Mar 21, 1922 - March 1988
Huntsville, AL
Hovious Davidson
Aug 29, 1908 - February 1978
Boaz, Kentucky
Ernest Davidson
Jun 2, 1918 - October 1976
Phoenix, Arizona
Roberta S Davidson
May 6, 1917 - Oct 24, 2009
Irvine, KY
Perry Davidson
Jan 9, 1891 - September 1964
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Elija C Davidson
Sep 5, 1914 - Mar 22, 1993
Louisville, KY
Henrietta Davidson
May 12, 1920 - Feb 2, 2010
Jackson, TN
Arnold Davidson
Jul 21, 1906 - November 1976
Saint Petersburg, Florida
James Davidson
Feb 26, 1919 - August 1966
Jamestown, Ohio
Vernon Davidson
Feb 24, 1920 - Aug 1, 2000
Edward L Davidson
Jan 2, 1926 - Jun 26, 1996
Louisville, KY
Juanita P Davidson
Jan 10, 1925 - Nov 19, 1995
Las Vegas, NV
Mary L Davidson
May 27, 1924 - Apr 30, 2004
Imogene G Davidson
Feb 26, 1923 - Aug 3, 2006
Sun City West, AZ
Enola Davidson
Feb 14, 1917 - Sep 11, 2008
Marion, Indiana
Guy A Davidson
Apr 26, 1926 - May 15, 1995
Sassafras, KY
Rosamond Davidson
May 1, 1909 - Apr 21, 1996
Mayfield, KY
Theo Davidson
Nov 17, 1894 - October 1975
Manchester, Kentucky

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