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D.M. Alexander Davidson McNeil Alexander
Full Name: Davidson McNeil Alexander
Date of birth: August 12, 1862
Date of death: November 25, 1930

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 30 Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (1) (2) (3)   30th (4)   Democrat Weatherford / Parker Senate President Pro Tempore (31st)   Hood, Parker, Somervell, Tarrant
(1) 31st Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 7/19/1910, 3rd C.S. Senate Journal.
(2) 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.
(3) 31st Legislature - 1/12/1909, pp. 1-2, listed in Roll Call with "hold-over Senators." Senate Journal.
(4) 30th Legislature - 1/8/1907, pp. 1-2, listed in "roll of the Senators-elect." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Portraits and biographical sketch, "Our friends in the Legislature," Volume 5, number 1, May 1909, pp. 14-17. D.M. Alexander, native of Tennessee, county judge of Parker county from 1900 to 1904. Texas State Journal of Medicine, 1905.
  • Other Resources
  • Davidson McNeil Alexander, birth date 8/12/1862, death date 11/25/1930 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, wife Emma Alexander, interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Census of 1900, Weatherford, Parker County, lists David M. Alexander, born August 1860, age 40, birthplace Tennessee, wife Emma, son Bruce, daughter Thula [?]. Census of 1910 - David M. Alexander, age 47, from Tenn., occupation Senator - "17th District." HeritageQuest Online.
  • Name listed, David M. Alexander. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • D.M. Alexander and his wife Emma lived in Edward and Nellie Neer Home, 321 West Columbia Street, in 1904-05. He was elected state senator, serving from 1907-11. Parker County Heritage Society, 2010.
  • "Alexander, ex-State Senator, dies at 68," 11/25/1930, p. 13, in Fort Worth. Port Arthur News.
  • "Ft. Worth attorney succumbs at home," 11/26/1930, p. 20. Dateline - Fort Worth, Nov. 25. State Senator 1907-1911 while residing in Weatherford, born 8/12/1862. San Antonio Express.
  • Parker County, Texas - History - Early Days in Parker County by Hon. D.M. Alexander. From The Weekly Herald, Weatherford, Texas, Saturday evening, 7/6/1911. TXGenWeb Project.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. D.M. Alexander, 30th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D.M. Alexander, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 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.
  • Committee Informationtop
    31st R.S. - 1909
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Consideration of Message from Gov. Campbell  
    Educational Affairs (Chair) 
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Labor  
    Mining and Irrigation  
    State Affairs  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    Towns and City Corporations  
    30th R.S. - 1907
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Labor (Chair) 
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Land and Land Office  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    Towns and City Corporations  
     

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