NJ Photographer Donald L. "Don" Davidson, 76

Jan 5, 2006

Donald L. “Don” Davidson, 76, of Denville, NJ, an NPPA Life Member, died December 16, 2005, from cancer. He joined NPPA in 1964 and had been a photojournalist for the Associated Press as well as being the owner of New Jersey Newsphotos, Inc., which represented the photographs of The Star-Ledger in Newark for more than three decades.

The New York Press Photographers Association reported that Davidson was born in Queens, NY, and had served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean and Vietnam wars, retiring from the service in 1989 as a first sergeant. He then worked for the New York City Medical Examiner’s office in New York City as a forensic pathologist until retiring from that post in 1987.

Davidson is survived by his wife, Maureen, and three adult children: Mark, Carole, and Steve. Funeral services were held December 19 at the Norman Dean Home for Services in Denville.