J.E. McDonald

James Eric McDonald

Full Name: James Eric McDonald
Date of birth: June 4, 1881
Date of death: June 12, 1952

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 100-2 Jan 8, 1929 - Jan 13, 1931 41st   Democrat Waxahachie / Ellis   Ellis

Terms of Service top

House District 100-2
Jan 8, 1929 - Jan 13, 1931
Legislatures: 41st  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Waxahachie / Ellis
Counties in district: Ellis

Biographical Information top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 44th Leg., 1st C.S. - Majority and minority reports on House charges against Honorable J.E. McDonald, Commissioner of Agriculture. House Journal. Majority report Minority report

Biographical Sketches

  • James Eric McDonald, political advertisement, photo, biographical sketch, "J.E. McDonald . . . a Texas Dirt Farmer," 9/1/1943.
    Obituary, "J.E. McDonald, 71, Stormy Politician, Dies in Hospital," 6/13/1952, p. 1. Birth date 6/4/1881 in Mexia, "after one term in the Texas House of Representatives, 1929-30, he was elected commissioner of agriculture in 1930." Austin American.

Other Resources

  • Obituary and photo, "J.E. McDonald Dies at San Benito," 6/12/1952, p. A1. Austin Statesman.
  • James Eric McDonald, birth date 6/4/1881, death date 6/12/1952 in San Benito, farmer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Mentioned in TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • James E. McDonald. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • 41st Legislature (1929) - J.E. McDonald, postoffice Waxahachie, nativity Texas, age 48, farmer and stock raiser. Texas Legislative Manual.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

41st R.S. - 1929
Commerce and Manufactures  
Conservation and Reclamation  
Live Stock and Stock Raising  

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