J.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, Regular Session - Roll call of newly elected Senators, oath of office administered, 1/11/1881, p. 1. 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. Buchanan born 4/14/1852 in Harris County, Georgia. Resolutions - Memorial.

Biographical Sketches

  • Death notice, "Death of Senator J.T. Buchanan," The Galveston Daily News, 1/31/1882, p. 1. Death date Sunday, 1/29/1882.
    "Resolutions of Respect," Noble Grand of Altamira Lodge, No. 55, I.O.O.F., Anderson, Grimes County, The Galveston Daily News, 2/8/1882, p. 2, both crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). Death Notice Resolutions of Respect

Other Resources

  • Listed in "Men who have represented Grimes County in the House of Representatives/State Senate, 1846-1931," pp. 205-209. Includes Date, Legislatures, District, and Source of Data. Early History of Grimes County, 1930.
  • Census of 1880 - John T. Buchanan, Anderson, Grimes County, age 28, born circa 1852 in Georgia, lawyer, single. FamilySearch.


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Committee Information top

17th R.S. - 1881
Counties and County Boundaries  
Engrossed Bills (Chair) 
Insurance, Statistics and History of Texas (Chair) 
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 2  
Private Land Claims  
Retrenchment and Reform  
State Asylums  

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