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Alexander Davidson Hudson
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Birth: Aug. 2, 1873
Perry County
Alabama, USA
Death: Apr. 7, 1956
Dallas County
Texas, USA

S/O Thomas C. Hudson

"Dallas Morning News," 8 April 1956, p. 12


Alex D. Hudson, 82, longtime real estate man and an active leader in civic and welfare work, died Saturday in a Dallas hospital after a long illness. He lived at 3911 Shenandoah.

At the time of his death, Hudson was president emeritus of Freeman Memorial Clinic, which he had served as active president for many years. He had also been president of the Dallas Council of Social Agencies for several years and chairman of the city-county welfare board.
Hudson founded the industrial real estate firm of Hudson & Hudson in 1936 and was active in its affairs until he retired in 1951.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. John F. Anderson Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Hudson was born Aug. 2, 1873, on the family plantation, Pitts' Folly, near Uniontown, Ala. He was educated at Marion Military Institute in Marion, Ala.; Bingham School, Mevane, N.C., and at Southwestern Presbyterian University, Knoxville, Tenn. He was married on June 5, 1905, to the former Miss Sallie Reed Spearman of Whitmire, S.C., who survives.

He operated the family plantation for some time and the couple lived in Newberry, S.C., and Washington, D.C., before coming to Dallas in 1917.

In his real estate activities here, Hudson was awarded the Easterwood Cup by the Dallas Real Estate Board in 1938 for outstanding service to his profession and his community. He helped organize the National Society of Industrial Realtors, serving as a national director and vice president. Hudson also was vice president of the Dallas Real Estate Board.

Among the many business transactions he negotiated was the purchase of Hotel Adolphus by the Leo F. Corrigan interests in Dallas. Two of his sons, James S. Hudson and Alex D. Hudson Jr., now are partners in the firm he founded.

Hudson had been an elder in the Southern Presbyterian Church for 49 years, serving 20 years at athe First Church in Dallas. He was a Scottish Rite Mason and a Shriner, a Kiwanian, charter member of the Dallas Salesmanship Club. For two years he served as president of the South Atlantic Corn Exposition at Columbia, S.C. He was a director of the Cotton Belt Railroad and of the old Dallas Railway & Union Depot Company.

Survivors, in addition to his wife and two sons, are another son, Thomas C. Hudson; a daughter, Mrs. Oliver C. Anderson; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, all of Dallas.

Pallbearers for the services will be Henry Spraggins of Tyler, Clyde Wallas, W. E. Dalton, Dr. Mike Scurry, Field Scovell, Louis Goldstein, Harry Harlan and William Nettle. Honorary pallbearers will be elders of First Presbyterian Church and directors of Freeman Memorial Clinic.
Family links: 
  Thomas Hudson (1841 - 1923)
  Sarah Elizabeth Pitts Hudson (1844 - 1873)
  Sallie Reed Spearman Hudson (1876 - 1969)
Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Created by: Patty McGinty
Record added: May 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89563120
Alexander Davidson Hudson
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