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John McRae
Full Name: John H. McRae
Other surnames: McRea
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 8 Nov 5, 1849 - Nov 3, 1851 3rd (1) (2) (3) (4)     Unknown / Unknown   Jasper, Newton, Sabine, San Augustine
S 6 Dec 13, 1847 - Nov 5, 1849 2nd (5) (6) (7) (8)     Unknown / Unknown   Jasper, Sabine
(1) 8th Senatorial district comprised of San Augustine, Sabine, Newton, and Jasper counties. Act approved Mar. 1848, 2nd Legislature, ch. 162, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act approved Jan. 16, 1850, 3rd Legislature, ch. 44. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(3) Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette [Austin, Tex.], 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) 3rd Legislature, Regular Session - 11/5/1849, p. 3. Listed in "roll of Senators being called by Districts, the following gentlemen presented their credentials, took the oath prescribed by the Constitution and their seats." Senate Journal.
(5) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act approved Mar. 1848, 2nd Legislature, ch. 162, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(6) Mr. McRea, Sabine and Jasper. Roster of members of the 2nd Legislature, Texas Democrat, 12/15/1847, p. 2, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(7) District of Sabine and Jasper. 2nd Legislature - 12/13/1847, p. 3. Listed in "Roll of Districts being called - The following Senators presented their credentials, took the oath prescribed by the Constitution and their seats." Senate Journal.
(8) Constitution of 1846, Article III, ยง 32, Enumeration of senatorial districts states "the counties of Sabine and Jasper, the sixth district, shall elect one senator." Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Other Resources
  • Possibly J. McRae, Census of 1860, Newton post office, Jasper County, age 48, merchant, born in North Carolina, wife Mary (38, born in Georgia), Colin, Benjamin, Richard, William. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Mentioned, pp. 188-189. "John McRae took the seat of Robinson [of Sabine County], thus completing the makeup of the Senate of the 2nd Legislature." The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Committee Informationtop
    3rd R.S. - 1849
    Finance  
    Frontier Protection, to Confer with General George M. Brooke  
    Governor's Message, Select  
    Printing and Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    2nd R.S. - 1847
    Adjutant General's Office  
    Claims and Accounts  
    Comptroller of Public Accounts and Treasurer of the State  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Finance  
    Private Land Claims  
     

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