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Robert P. McDavid served as the 24th Secretary of State of Alabama from 1898 to 1903.

Robert P. McDavid
24th Secretary of State of Alabama
In office
GovernorJoseph F. Johnston
William D. Jelks
William J. Samford
William D. Jelks
Preceded byJames K. Jackson
Succeeded byJames Thomas Heflin
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic

Before he was elected Secretary of State, he worked in the newspaper business. He worked for the Evening Chronicle then went on to work for the Age-Herald where he rose from police reporter to managing editor. He was also a clerk in the Alabama House of Representatives for three legislative sessions.

He got married in 1890 and had 5 children.[1]