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Henry McDonald Henry Dearborn McDonald
Full Name: Henry Dearborn McDonald
Date of birth: September 21, 1847
Date of death: April 22, 1925

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 31 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (1) (2)   20th (3)   Democrat Paris / Lamar Senate President Pro Tempore (21st)   Fannin, Lamar, Red River
(1) 21st Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 1/8/1889, Regular Session. Senate Journal.
(2) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(3) 20th Legislature - Listed as new member in roll call, 1/11/1887, p. 1: "The credentials of the new members were presented, and the following Senators had the oath of office administered them by the Lieutenant Governor, to-wit:.." Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Henry Dearborn McDonald, birth date 9/21/1847, death date 4/22/1925 in Lamar County, biographical sketches from Paris News, 10/3/1937 and 4/21/1960, interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Paris, Lamar County. Find a Grave.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 366-367. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary, "Judge H.D. M'Donald Expires, Succumbed in Office Wednesday," 4/23/1925, p. 1. Died 4/22/1925 in Paris. Former state senator and one of leading attorneys in North Texas. Corpus Christi Times.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Henry McDonald, 20th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Henry McDonald, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 20th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 21st session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Alamo Monument  
    Capitol Grounds  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Employees of the Senate  
    Federal Relations  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 1 (Chair) 
    Public Lands  
    State Asylums  
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Constitutional Amendments Address  
    Federal Relations  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts (Chair) 
    Judiciary No. 1  
    New Capitol Construction, Examine  
    Public Debt  
    Public Lands  
    State Asylum  

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