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John M. McClanahan John Milton McClanahan
Full Name: John Milton McClanahan
Date of birth: May 30, 1832
Date of death: October 1, 1912

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 73 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Lexington / Lee   Burleson, Lee
H 73 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th (6) (7) (8)   Democrat Lexington / Lee   Burleson, Lee
(1) A meeting of citizens from western Burleson and Washington counties and northeastern Bastrop and Fayette counties, held in January 1873, resulted in a resolution calling for the establishment of Lee county. The legislature passed the bill in April 1874. A boundary dispute, however, began over the western segment of Burleson County. Senator Seth Shepard introduced a bill to make the disputed area part of Lee County. The measure became law on May 2, 1874. Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) J.M. McClanahan, Burleson County. House Journal.
(3) J.W. McClanahan, Burleson County. House Journal.
(4) Lexington, Burleson County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(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) Lexington, Lee County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(7) McClanahan resided in Burleson county until a part of the county was cut off and formed into the present county of Lee. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
(8) John W. McClahanan, home county, Lee. Texas House of Representatives: a Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • John Milton McClanahan, Jr., birth date 5/30/1830, death date 10/1/1912, portrait, and biographical sketch ("He was the Democratic nominee for the State Legislature for the district composed of Burleson and Lee Counties. He held that office by re-elections until 1888."). Interment in Prospect Cemetery, Lee County. Find a Grave.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1880 - John McClanahan, Lee County, farmer, widowed, born circa 1831 in Alabama. FamilySearch.
  • John M. McClanahan. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John M. McClanahan, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 19th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 20th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Educational Affairs  
    Penitentiaries  
    Privileges and Elections  
    State Asylums  
    State Penitentiaries  
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Agricultural  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
     

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