LYNCH DAVIDSON, of Houston, is identified with some of the largest and most important lumber interests of the Southwest. He is president and general manager of the Continental Lumber & Mill Company, and the Benford Lumber Company. He organized the Continental Lumber & Mill Company in 1902. The Benford Lumber Company operate two mills in Polk county, with a daily capacity of one hundred and twenty-five thousand feet, and they are large manufacturers of yellow pine lumber. He is vice president of the Mutual Lumber Company at Austin.
Mr. Davidson was born at Cotile, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, January 3, 1873. son of Neil and Laura (Lynch) Davidson. Both parents were natives of that state, and the father was a planter, but in 1870 moved to Texas and became a pioneer farmer in the vicinity of Groesbeck, Limestone county, where he died in 1878. The mother is still living.
Reared on the home farm and educated in the Groesbeck public schools, Lynch Davidson gained his first knowledge of the lumber industry as a boy of fourteen, in the employ of the Trinity County Lumber Company. Subsequently he was with Cameron & Company, the Jones Lumber Company, and the Emporia Lumber Company. His rise to prominence in the industry was rapid, and he is recognized as one of the ablest lumber manufacturers in Southeast Texas.
Mr. Davidson is a member of the Hoo Hoos lumber organization; also of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Thalian Club, the Houston Golf Club and the Houston Country Club. He is a Democrat. His father served throughout the war as a soldier in a Louisiana regiment of the Confederate army.
He married, in 1897, Miss Katie Calvert, of San Antonio. Their three children are Marion, Lois and Katie Lynch.