M.M. Crane

Martin McNulty Crane

Full Name: Martin McNulty Crane
Date of birth: November 17, 1853
Date of death: August 3, 1943

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 21 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (1) (2)   Democrat Cleburne / Johnson   Ellis, Hill, Johnson
H 36 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th   Democrat Cleburne / Johnson   Johnson

(1) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1892 due to redistricting. Act approved Apr. 19, 1892, 22nd Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 20. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) 22nd Legislature - 1/13/1891, p. 1, listed as new member in roll call: "The credentials of the new members were presented, and the following senators had the oath of office administered them by the president pro tem of the senate." Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Obituary and photo, "M.M. Crane, Attorney, 89, Dies at Home," 8/4/1943, pp. 1, 9. Died Tuesday, 8/4/1943. Former Attorney General of Texas. "He was elected to the Legislature in 1884, but the urgency of his private practice forced him to decline re-election . . . He was serving as State Senator for Hill, Johnson and Ellis Counties in 1890 when the Texas Railroad Commission was established and took an active part in the passage of the bill." Dallas Morning News.
  • Martin McNulty Crane, birth date 11/17/1853 in West Virginia; death date 8/3/1943 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas; retired lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Martin McNulty Crane, birth date 11/17/1853, death date 8/3/1943, burial in Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dallas. Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned in Hood, Bonnet, and Little Brown Jug: Texas Politics, 1921-1928, 1984.
  • Portrait. Hood, Bonnet, and Little Brown Jug: Texas Politics, 1921-1928, 1984.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

22nd R.S. - 1891
Apportionment and Representation  
Commerce and Manufactures  
Constitutional Amendment to Judiciary Article  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
Internal Improvements  
International and Great Northern Railroad, Investigate the Receivership  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Judiciary No. 2  
Mining and Irrigation  
Public Lands  
Roads and Bridges  
Texas World's Fair Exhibition  
19th R.S. - 1885
Comptroller's and Treasurer's Office, Examine  
Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
Internal Improvement  
Judiciary No. 2  
School Land Surveys  

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