J.R. Donnell

John Rankin Donnell

Full Name: John Rankin Donnell
Other surnames: Donell
Date of birth: July 1, 1864
Date of death: November 14, 1951

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 58 Jan 9, 1945 - Jan 14, 1947 49th   Democrat Corsicana / Navarro   Navarro
H 60 Jan 13, 1931 - Jan 10, 1933 42nd   Democrat Hillsboro / Hill   Hill, Navarro
H 95 Jan 13, 1925 - Sep 1, 1926 39th (1) (2)   Democrat Temple / Bell   Bell

(1) Leslie Elliott, in special election 9/4/1926, sworn 9/13/1926, succeeded John R. Donnell, resigned. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) John R. Darnell. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Other Resources

  • Obituary, John Rankin Donnell, "J.R. Donnell Is Buried at Belton," 11/5/1951, p. 6. Corsicana Daily Sun.
  • John Rankin Donell, birth date 7/1/1864 in Greensboro, North Carolina; death date 11/14/1951 in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas; retired merchant. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • John R. Donnell, birth date 7/1/1864, death date 11/14/1951, burial in North Belton Cemetery, Belton, Bell County. Find a Grave.
  • J.R. Donnell, Democrat, employed at Texas Cotton Coop Assn., born in North Carolina, age 66 in 1931. Obituary, "Former Legislator from Corsicana, Dies," Corpus Christi (AP), Nov. 15, states "John Rankin Donell, 87, former State Representative from Corsicana, died here Wednesday." Legislative Reference Library Card File.


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Committee Information top

49th R.S. - 1945
Commerce and Manufactures  
Conservation and Reclamation  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  
42nd R.S. - 1931
Constitutional Amendments  
Liquor Traffic  
Public Health  
Revenue and Taxation  
State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  
39th R.S. - 1925
Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
Liquor Traffic  
State Affairs  
State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  

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