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J.M. McKinney James Madison McKinney
Full Name: James Madison McKinney
Date of birth: October 3, 1841
Date of death: February 15, 1912

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 11 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 12, 1897 23rd (2)   24th (1)   Democrat Jones Prairie / Milam   Falls, McLennan, Milam
S 14 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Jones Prairie / Milam   Brazos, Milam, Robertson
H 57 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (6) (7)   Democrat Jones Prairie / Milam   Milam
H 57 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (8)   Democrat Jones Prairie / Milam   Milam
H 57 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th   Democrat Maysfield / Milam   Milam
(1) 24th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/8/1895, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(2) 23rd Legislature - All 31 Senators are listed in Roll Call on First Day, 1/10/1893, p. 1; resolution by Sen. Cranford that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes, 1/11/1893, p. 5; drew term of 4 years. Senate Journal. January 10, 1893
January 11, 1893
(3) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1892 due to redistricting. Act approved Apr. 19, 1892, 22nd Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 20. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(4) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(5) 22nd Legislature - 1/13/1891, p. 1, listed as new member in roll call: "The credentials of the new members were presented, and the following senators had the oath of office administered them by the president pro tem of the senate." Senate Journal.
(6) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(7) Roster of Representatives of the 21st Legislature, "Twenty-First Legislature: Members of the House, Address, Occupation and Politics," Galveston Daily News, 1/5/1889, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(8) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, J.M. McKinney, p. 43. Born 10/5/1841 in Alabama. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Biographical sketch, J.M. McKinney, pp. 154-155. Native of Alabama, born 10/3/1841. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Company G, Captain J.S. Rogers, 5th Texas Infantry, and reenlisted March 1862 in 17th Texas Infantry. Biographical sketch, James M. McKinney, born 8/5/1841 in Coosa County, Alabama. Lewis Publishing Company. History of Texas, Together with a Biographical History of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson Counties, 1893, pp. 692-694. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Other Resources
  • James Madison McKinney, Democrat, farmer, age 47 in 1889, born in Alabama. Card File.
  • Census of 1900 - James M. McKinney, Baileyville villages, Milam Count, born October 1841 in Alabama, planter, spouse Sarah J., sons James A. and Hugh C., daughters Emma B. and Sarah E.
    James Madison McKinney and Sarah James McIntyre, parents of Hugh Carlton McKinney, birth date 3/3/1886 in Milam County. FamilySearch. 1900 Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981
  • James M. McKinney (1841-1912), interment in Little River Cemetery, Jones Prairie, Milam County, with spouse Sarah J. McKinney. Find a Grave.
  • Death date 2/15/1912. "Capt. James McKinney, a prominent Milam County citizen, died at his home at Jones Prairie last Thursday. Capt. McKinney was a Confederate veteran, and at one time represented this senatorial district in the state senate." The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger, 2/22/1912, p. 6, crediting Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • James M. McKinney (1841-1912), Little River Cemetery, Cemeteries of Milam County. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.M. McKinney, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. T. McKinney, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.M. McKinney, 22nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.M. McKinney, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.M. McKinney, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 22nd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 23rd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 24th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 19th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 20th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 21st session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    24th R.S. - 1895
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Education  
    Finance  
    Internal Improvements (Chair) 
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Lands  
    State Affairs  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    23rd R.S. - 1893
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Finance  
    Frontier Protection  
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Internal Improvements  
    Labor (Chair) 
    North Texas Insane Asylum, Joint Committee to visit the  
    Public Printing  
    Roads and Bridges  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    Town and City Corporations  
    22nd R.S. - 1891
    Agricultural Affairs (Chair) 
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Finance  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Labor  
    Penitentiaries  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    Texas World's Fair Exhibition  
    Towns, Cities and Corporations  
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Acoustics  
    Counties and County Boundaries (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Penitentiaries  
    Public Printing  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    Water Supply  
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Counties and County Boundaries (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Public Printing  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Finance  
    Public Printing  
    Revenue and Taxation  
     

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