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John T. Buchanan John T. Buchanan
Full Name: John T. Buchanan
Date of birth: April 14, 1852
Date of death: January 29, 1882

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 16 Feb 17, 1880 - Jan 29, 1882 16th (5) (6)   17th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Anderson / Grimes   Grimes, Madison, Trinity, Walker
(1) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(2) James G. McDonald, sworn 4/6/1882, succeeded John T. Buchanan, died 1/29/1882. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(4) 17th Legislature - 1/11/1881, p. 1. John T. Buchanan of Grimes is listed as one of the "newly elected" Senators who "approached the President's desk and took the oath of office prescribed by the Constitution." Filled unexpired 4-year term of James R. Burnett. Senate Journal.
(5) Democrat - "Senatorial election contest," 2/11/1880, p. 1. Huntsville, Feb. 10 - Senate District 16 election, John T. Buchanan - "Buchanan is the democratic candidate." Galveston Daily News.
(6) John T. Buchanan, in special election 2/17/1880, succeeded James R. Burnett, resigned 10/9/1879. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 17th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Memorial resolutions for the Hon. Stephen Powers, Senator from the 29th District; the Hon. J.M. Martin, Senator from the 11th District; and the Hon. John T. Buchanan, Senator from the 16th District, 4/22/1882. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Obituary, "Death of Senator J.T. Buchanan," 1/31/1882. "Died Sunday night. . . (1/29/1882)"; Biographical sketch, "Resolutions of respect," to the Noble Grand of Altamira Lodge, No. 55, I.O.O.F., Anderson, Grimes County, 2/8/1882. Galveston Daily News.
  • Other Resources
  • Listed in Early History of Grimes County by E.L. Blair 1930, pp. 205-209, "Men who have represented Grimes County in the House of Representatives/State Senate, 1846-1931." Includes years of service, Legislatures, District, and Source of Data. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John T. Buchanan, 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.
  • 17th session composite photo of Senate members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    17th R.S. - 1881
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