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McDonald Meachum McDonald Meachum
Full Name: James McDonald Meachum
Date of birth: August 5, 1876
Date of death: June 20, 1957

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 15 Jan 12, 1909 - Oct 2, 1911 32nd (1) (2)   31st (3) (4)   Democrat Navasota / Grimes   Grimes, Leon, Madison, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Walker
S 15 Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 12, 1909 30th (5) (6)   29th (7)   Democrat Navasota / Grimes Senate President Pro Tempore (30th)   Grimes, Leon, Madison, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Walker
H 44 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905 28th   Democrat Navasota / Grimes   Grimes
(1) Meachum resigned 10/2/1911. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) 32nd Legislature - 1/10/1911, p. 1, listed in Roll Call with "holdover Senators." Senate Journal.
(3) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture), 1910.
(4) 31st Legislature - 1/12/1909, pp. 1-2, listed in Roll Call as "Senator-elect." Senate Journal.
(5) 30th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 4/12/1907, Regular Session. Senate Journal.
(6) 30th Legislature - 1/8/1907, pp. 1-2, listed in "roll of the hold-over Senators." Senate Journal.
(7) 29th Legislature - 1/10/1905, pp. 1-2, listed in "roll of the Senators-elect." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Volume IV, p. 1699. McDonald Meachum. Birth date 8/5/1876. A History of Texas and Texans, 1914.
  • Memorial, October 22, 1957, p. 605. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Portraits and biographical sketches, "Our Friends in the Legislature," Volume V, No. 1, May 1909, pp. 14-17. Texas State Journal of Medicine, 1905.
  • Biographical sketch, McDonald Meachum, volume II, p. 168. Texas Under Many Flags, 1930.
  • Other Resources
  • Died 6/20/1957, Houston Chronicle, 6/21/1957, p. 1. Card File.
  • Includes brief discussion of East Texas Senators McDonald Meachum and William J. Greer, Vol. III. Chapter XXXIII, "Some East Texas banking history," p. 1381. East Texas: Its History and Its Makers, 1940.
  • Census of 1880, Anderson, Grimes County, Texas - Jas. McD. Meachum, age 3, son of William W. Meachum, born in NC. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Name listed as J. McDonald Meachum in Early History of Grimes County by E.L. Blair 1930, pp. 205-209, "Men who have represented Grimes County in the House of Representatives/State Senate, 1846-1931." HeritageQuest Online.
  • Name listed, McDonald J. Meachum. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • McDonald J. Meachum portrait, sponsored SB 111, 31st R.S., professional nursing; Lamar Zivley portrait, author of HB 47, 52nd R.S., Texas Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners. "Texas Board of Nursing: 1909-2009," Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 1, 4. Texas Board of Nursing Bulletin.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. McDonald Meachum, 28th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. McDonald Meachum, 29th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. McDonald Meachum, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. McDonald Meachum, 32nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 29th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 30th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 31st session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 32nd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 28th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    32nd R.S. - 1911
    Agricultural and Mechanical College, Legislature Visitation Arrangements  
    Congressional Districts  
    Finance  
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Prohibition Amendment Election held July 22, 1911, Investigation of  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Reagan Papers, Investigate (Chair) 
    Rules  
    State Penitentiaries  
    Towns and City Corporations (Chair) 
    31st R.S. - 1909
    Educational Affairs  
    Finance  
    H. Bascom Thomas Expulsion, Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1 (Chair) 
    State Penitentiaries  
    30th R.S. - 1907
    Educational Affairs  
    Finance  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Public Health  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Penitentiaries (Chair) 
    29th R.S. - 1905
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Affairs  
    State Penitentiaries (Chair) 
    28th R.S. - 1903
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Penitentiaries  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
     

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