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John M. Duncan John Martin Duncan
Full Name: John Martin Duncan
Date of birth: February 7, 1851
Date of death: April 21, 1917

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 13 Jan 8, 1907 - Dec 12, 1907 30th (1)   Democrat Tyler / Smith   Gregg, Smith
S 7 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (2) (3)   Democrat Longview / Gregg   Camp, Gregg, Smith, Upshur
S 7 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (4) (5) (6) (7)   Unaffiliated Longview / Gregg   Camp, Gregg, Smith, Upshur

(1) Duncan resigned 12/12/1907. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(3) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(4) John M. Duncan was the independent candidate for senator of the 7th district, 10/13/1878, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(5) Bio states Duncan was elected as an Independent Democrat. Roster lists party as Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
(6) Independent, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(7) 16th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of newly elected Senators, oath of office administered, 1/14/1879, p. 3. Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 35th Legislature, 1st C.S., 4/24/1917, p. 46. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 268, 271. Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families, 1889.
  • DUNCAN, JOHN MARTIN (1851-1917). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, John M. Duncan, pp. 497-502. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 241. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John M. Duncan, 30th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.M. Duncan, 17th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 17th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 30th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 17th session composite photo of Senate members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    30th R.S. - 1907
    New York American, Investigate  
    Common Carriers  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    Reforms in Civil and Criminal Procedure (Chair) 
    Revenue and Taxation  
    17th R.S. - 1881
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
    Engrossed Bills  
    Federal Relations  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Military Affairs  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Debt  
    Statistics of Industries, Public Health, and History of Texas  
    16th R.S. - 1879
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Land Forgeries  
    Land Frauds  
    Military Affairs  
    Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Claims and Accounts  
    Public Debt  
    Revision of Code  

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