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Francis MacManus Francis Edward MacManus
Full Name: Francis Edward "Frank" MacManus
Date of birth: February 20, 1830
Date of death: May 5, 1898

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 27 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Corpus Christi / Nueces   Cameron, Dimmit, Duval, Frio, Hidalgo, Kinney, La Salle, Maverick, Nueces, Starr, Uvalde, Webb, Zapata, Zavala, Encinal
(1) 2-year term; filled unexpired term of E.F. Hall. Senate Journal.
(2) E.F. Hall died 4/28/1886. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) 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).
(4) 20th Legislature - Listed as new member in roll call, 1/11/1887, p. 1: "The credentials of the new members were presented, and the following Senators had the oath of office administered them by the Lieutenant Governor, to-wit:.." Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 367. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Other Resources
  • "In Memoriam," 5/17/1898, p. 3. Birth date 2/25/1829. Brownsville Herald.
  • Mentioned in obituary of his mother-in-law, Eugenie Etinnette Lavender, 9/8/1898. Brownsville Herald.
  • Obituary, "Funeral of Senator Macmanus," 5/7/1898, p. 8. Houston Post.
  • "Honorable F.E. Macmanus," 8/11/1886, p. 6. The Senatorial Convention at Cotulla, after a long and tedious session, nominates Judge Macmanus, of Cameron County, for State Senator of the 27th District. Laredo Times.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Francis MacManus, 20th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 20th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Claims and Accounts  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Debt  
    Public Health  
    Public Lands  
    Purchase of Asylum Lund  
    Stock and Stock Raising (Chair) 

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