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

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

  • 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), burial in Little River Cemetery, Jones Prairie, Milam County, with spouse Sarah J. McKinney. Find a Grave.
  • James Madison McKinney, Democrat, farmer, age 47 in 1889, born in Alabama. Legislative Reference Library Card File.
  • 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).


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

24th R.S. - 1895
Agricultural Affairs  
Internal Improvements (Chair) 
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Lands  
State Affairs  
Stock and Stock Raising  
23rd R.S. - 1893
Agricultural Affairs  
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  
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 1  
Stock and Stock Raising  
Texas World's Fair Exhibition  
Towns, Cities and Corporations  
21st R.S. - 1889
Counties and County Boundaries (Chair) 
Public Printing  
Revenue and Taxation  
Water Supply  
20th R.S. - 1887
Counties and County Boundaries (Chair) 
Public Printing  
Revenue and Taxation  
19th R.S. - 1885
Public Printing  
Revenue and Taxation  

This website is a work in progress. Information on this website is provided as a public service by the Legislative Reference Library. The Legislative Reference Library makes no representation as to its completeness or accuracy and makes no warranty in regard to its use. Users assume all risk of reliance on the information included on this site.

Have a question, comment or contribution? Email the Library or call 512-463-1252.

Many photos in Texas Legislators: Past and Present are used with permission of the Texas State Preservation Board. For permission to reproduce these photos, please contact the Texas State Preservation Board graphics coordinator at 512-475-3060.