Person:Dorothy Davidson

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Dorothy Davidson


Photo by David Dieter, Huntsville Times
 Prominent Citizen of Madison County

Wife of:Dr. Julian Davidson


Notes:

•  Dorothy and Julian, as partners in life have also partnered to make large contributions of time, effort, money, and influence to make positive things happen in Huntsville. Two major museum facilities bare their names, one with the Huntsville Museum of Art and another with the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville. But those are only the most visible representations of their generosity. - Editor's Note

•  "Dorothy Davidson, a Huntsville business woman who was a member of the Saturn V Restoration Executive Committee, secured the naming opportunity on the building with her leadership gift. Through this naming opportunity, Mrs. Davidson is recognizing the contributions of her husband, Dr. Julian Davidson, and other Alabama engineers who worked in the early days of missile and rocket development in Huntsville, many of whom joined Dr. Wernher von Braun's team to create the rocket that transported human beings to the moon." - USSRC

•  Named in honor of Dr. Julian and Dorothy Davidson: Davidson Center for Space Exploration (houses the Saturn V Dynamic Test Vehicle in its custom-built facility at the US. Space and Rocket Center, in Huntsville, AL) - USSRC


Related Links:
•  Photo Gallery
•  USSRC - Davidson Center for Space Exploration
•  Huntsville Times, USSRC - Article telling of a controversy over leadership at Space and Rocket Center in 2010.
•  Huntsville Times - Photo by Dave Dieter


The Following Pages Link to this Page:
•  Dr. Julian Davidson



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