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John Duncan John Martin Duncan
Full Name: John Martin Duncan
Date of birth: February 7, 1851
Date of death: April 21, 1917

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 13 Jan 8, 1907 - Dec 12, 1907 30th (1)   Democrat Tyler / Smith   Gregg, Smith
S 7 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (2) (3)   Democrat Longview / Gregg   Camp, Gregg, Smith, Upshur
S 7 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (4) (5) (6) (7)   Unaffiliated Longview / Gregg   Camp, Gregg, Smith, Upshur
(1) Duncan resigned 12/12/1907. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(3) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(4) John M. Duncan was the independent candidate for senator of the 7th district, 10/13/1878, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(5) Bio states Duncan was elected as an Independent Democrat. Roster lists party as Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
(6) Independent, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(7) 16th Legislature - 1/14/1879, p. 1. Listed as one of the "newly elected senators, approached the president's desk and took the oath of office prescribed by the constitution." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 35th Legislature, 1st C.S., 4/24/1917, p. 46. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 268, 271. Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families, 1889.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Biography, p. 241. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Other Resources
  • DUNCAN, JOHN MARTIN (1851-1917). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John Duncan,17th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John Duncan,30th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 17th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 30th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 17th session composite photo of Senate members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    30th R.S. - 1907
    New York American, Investigate  
    Common Carriers  
    Judiciary  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    Reforms in Civil and Criminal Procedure (Chair) 
    Revenue and Taxation  
    Rules  
    17th R.S. - 1881
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
    Engrossed Bills  
    Federal Relations  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Military Affairs  
    Penitentiaries  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Debt  
    Statistics of Industries, Public Health, and History of Texas  
    16th R.S. - 1879
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Land Forgeries  
    Land Frauds  
    Military Affairs  
    Penitentiary  
    Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Claims and Accounts  
    Public Debt  
    Revision of Code  
     

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