Charles Russell Buchanan

Full Name: Charles Russell Buchanan
Date of birth: October 3, 1869
Date of death: September 15, 1931

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 28 Jan 9, 1917 - Jan 11, 1921 36th (1) (2)   35th (3)   36th (1) (2)   Democrat Snyder / Scurry Senate President Pro Tempore (36th)   Andrews, Borden, Callahan, Crane, Dawson, Eastland, Ector, Fisher, Gaines, Garza, Glasscock, Haskell, Howard, Jones, Kent, Loving, Lynn, Martin, Midland, Mitchell, Nolan, Palo Pinto, Scurry, Shackelford, Stephens, Stonewall, Taylor, Terry, Upton, Ward, Winkler, Yoakum

(1) 36th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 5/9/1919, 1st C.S. Senate Journal.
(2) 36th Legislature - Roll Call of Holdover Senators, 1/14/1919, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(3) 35th Legislature - Member-elect in List of State Senators Elected at the General Election Held November 7, 1916, oath of office administered, 1/9/1917, pp. 2-3. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary and photo, "Funeral Today for Buchanan," 9/17/1931, p. 19. Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • Biographical sketch, Senate of the 35th Legislature, "A Look at the Affairs of State: The Real Names and Addresses of Thirty-one Senators With Additional Facts," The Houston Post, 3/22/1917, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Obituary, C.R. Buchanan, "Prominent Snyder Citizen Dies it [in] Lubbock Hospital," The Seminole Sentinel (Seminole, Texas), 9/17/1931, p. 1. Scurry County Judge, Texas Senator from 1916-1920. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Other Resources

  • Census of 1930 - Charles R. Buchanan, Snyder, Scurry County, age 60, born in Virginia, lawyer in general practice, wife Alma. FamilySearch.
  • C.R. Buchanon, birth date 10/3/1869 in Virginia, death date 9/15/1931 in Lubbock County, Texas, county judge. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Charles Russell Buchanan, birth date 10/3/1869, death date 9/15/1931, burial in Snyder Cemetery, Snyder, Scurry County. Find a Grave.


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Committee Information top

36th R.S. - 1919
Agricultural Affairs  
Contingent Expense  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Educational Affairs  
Internal Improvements (Chair) 
Land and Land Office  
Mining, Irrigation and Drainage  
Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
Stock and Stock Raising  
35th R.S. - 1917
Agricultural Affairs  
Central Investigating Committee  
Constitutional Amendments  
Educational Affairs  
Judicial Districts  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
Senatorial Districts  
State Institutions and Departments  

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