D.M. Short

Daniel McDowell Short

Full Name: Daniel McDowell Short, Sr.
Date of birth: December 14, 1819
Date of death: April 6, 1902

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 2 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th   Democrat Shelbyville / Shelby   Angelina, Nacogdoches, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Trinity
H 6 Aug 8, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (1) (2)     Shelbyville / Shelby   Shelby
H 24 Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861 8th     Shelbyville / Shelby   Shelby

(1) Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Not present at organization of the House on 8/6/1866. D.M. Short sworn 8/8/1866, p. 10. House Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Daniel M. Short, Sr., death date 4/6/1902, biographical sketch and portraits, burial in Fairview Cemetery, Center, Shelby County, with spouse Maggie Casey Short. Find a Grave.
  • SHORT, DANIEL MCDOWELL (1819-1902). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch and photo, Captain Daniel McDowell Short, Volume IV, p. 2010. "From 1866 to 1892 Captain Short was chairman of the Democratic Executive Committee of his district and county . . ." Birth date 12/14/1819; death date 4/8/1902. A History of Texas and Texans, 1914.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait. Birth date 12/14/1822 in Smyrna, Kent County, Delaware. Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature, 1860.

Military Service Notes

  • Mexican War, Lieutenant, 12th United States Infantry under Zachary Taylor. Confederate States Army, Captain, Company E, Col. Elkanah B. Greer's 3rd Texas Cavalry, then became part of Lawrence Sullivan Ross' brigade. Handbook of Texas Online.

Other Resources

  • Death date 4/6/1902 in widow's obituary. Mrs. C.M. Short or M.C. Short, Center, Shelby County, "widow of Capt. D.M. Short who died here on the 6th day of April 1902." "Mortuary," 9/9/1904, p. 5. Galveston Daily News.


  • Photograph. D.M. Short, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs
  • Photograph. D.M. Short, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D.M. Short, 11th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D.M. Short, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

13th R.S. - 1873
Impeachment Managers, Judge William Chambers, 1st Judicial District  
Judiciary No. 1  
Private Land Claims  
Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
11th R.S. - 1866
Claims and Accounts (Chair) 
Federal Relations  
Printing and Contingent Expenses  
Privileges and Elections  
Southern States, Draft Resolutions Expressive of Sympathy to  
8th R.S. - 1859
Judicial Districts  
Military Affairs (Chair) 
Privileges and Elections  
State Affairs  

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