J.F. McGuire

James Foster McGuire

Full Name: James Foster McGuire
Date of birth: December 14, 1838
Date of death: March 10, 1900

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 70 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Ledbetter / Fayette   Fayette
H 70 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (4) (5) (6)   Republican Ledbetter / Fayette   Fayette

(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) Democrat. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
(3) Roster of Representatives of the 21st Legislature, "Twenty-First Legislature: Members of the House, Address, Occupation and Politics," Galveston Daily News, 1/5/1889, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) "McGuire, of Ledbetter, Democrat, is elected by a majority of nearly 300 over Luck, Republican," 11/6/1886, p. 3. Galveston Daily News.
(5) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(6) Independent republican, 1/12/1887, p. 2. San Antonio Daily Express.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • J.F. McGuire, birth date 12/14/1838, death date 3/10/1900, burial in Ledbetter Cemetery, Fayette County. Find a Grave.
  • James Foster McGuire, Democrat, farmer, age 36 in 1889, born in Alabama. Legislative Reference Library Card File.
  • Death notice, Capt. J.F. McGuire, "late superintendent of the state house of correction and reformatory," The Bastrop Advertiser, 3/24/1900, p. 4, crediting Bastrop Public Library. Death date 3/10/1900 in San Antonio. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


  • Photograph. J.F. McGuire, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

21st R.S. - 1889
Capitol Grounds  
Insurance, Statistics and History  
Revenue and Taxation  
State Affairs  
20th R.S. - 1887
Agricultural Affairs  
Commerce and Manufactures  
Contingent Expenses  
Insurance, Statistics and History  
New Capitol, Furnishing  
Revenue and Taxation  

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