John McAllen

Full Name: John McAllen
Date of birth: February 7, 1826
Date of death: February 13, 1913

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 83 Jan 9, 1884 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1) (2) (3)   Republican McAllen / Hidalgo   Duval, Hidalgo, Starr, Webb, Zapata, Encinal

(1) 18th Legislature, 1st Called Session - John McAllen not listed on first day of Called Session. Second day, McAllen presented credentials and took oath of office, 1/9/1884, p. 11. House Journal.
(2) Member of the Republican party, pp. 356, 375. I Would Rather Sleep in Texas: a History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the People of the Santa Anita Land Grant, 2003.
(3) John McAllen, in special election 12/24/1883, sworn 1/9/1884, succeeded Alexander J. Leo, died 11/24/1883. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Account of Alexander Leo's death in office and John McAllen's election to the 18th Legislature, pp. 371-373. I Would Rather Sleep in Texas: a History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the People of the Santa Anita Land Grant, 2003.
  • Description of Radical Republican takeover of Brownsville during reconstruction: Israel Bigelow and, eventually, Jerry Galvan ousted; Ferdinand Schlickum sent to first Republican Convention; Rip Ford wounded in fight with the sheriff, pp. 305-309. I Would Rather Sleep in Texas: a History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the People of the Santa Anita Land Grant, 2003.
  • Description of relationship between John McAllen, Alexander Leo, Jr., and Edward Dougherty. Relatives: Alexander J. Leo, Jr. - son-in-law, Edward Dougherty - father-in-law, pp. 356-359. I Would Rather Sleep in Texas: a History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the People of the Santa Anita Land Grant, 2003.
  • Photograph of John McAllen surrounded by his family, title page. Portrait and biographical information, pp. 134, 142-150, 461-462. Account of McAllen's marriage to Salome Balli de Young, purchase of additional real estate holdings, and expansion of business operations, pp. 201-205. Account of McAllen's trip to Ireland in 1903, pp. 413-421 and photo, p. 415. Photo of John McAllen and granddaughter, Mildred, p. 455. McAllen's death, 2/13/1913, pp. 461-462. I Would Rather Sleep in Texas: a History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the People of the Santa Anita Land Grant, 2003.

Other Resources

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

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