J.M. McClanahan

John Milton McClanahan

Full Name: John Milton McClanahan
Date of birth: May 30, 1832
Date of death: October 2, 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) John M. McClanahan, 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) John M. McClanahan, 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, Lee County. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, Hon. John M. McClanahan, 10/4/1912, p. 8. "Lexington, Tex., Oct. 3 - News has just reached here by wire of the death of Hon. John M. McClanahan at Austin . . . He was one of the oldest and most honored citizens of Lee County. He was born in Lawrence County, Alabama, May 30, 1831." Burial in Prospect Cemetery, Lee County. Galveston Daily News.
  • Biographical sketch, J.M. McClanahan, pp. 43-44. Born 5/30/1832 in Lawrence County, Alabama. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Biographical sketch, J.M. McClanahan, pp. 150-151. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Biographical sketch, John M. McClanahan, born 5/30/1832 in Lawrence County, Alabama, son of Colonel Milton and Dorothy (Keys) McClanahan. "In 1884 Mr. McClanahan was the Democratic nominee for the State Legislature, for the district composed of Burleson and Lee counties, and was elected by the largest majority ever given any candidate in this locality. He held that office by re-elections until 1888." Lewis Publishing Company. History of Texas, Together with a Biographical History of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson Counties, 1893, pp. 554-555. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Military Service Notes

  • "During the late war he engaged in detail service in Wall's division, commissary department." Lewis Publishing Company. History of Texas, Together with a Biographical History of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson Counties, 1893, p. 555. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Other Resources

  • Death notice, John M. McClanahan of Lexington, Texas, 10/3/1912, p. 2. Death date 10/2/1912. Austin Statesman.
  • Census of 1880 - John McClanahan, Lee County, age 49, born circa 1831 in Alabama, farmer, widowed. FamilySearch.
  • John Milton McClanahan, birth date 5/30/1830, death date 10/1/1912, photo, biographical information, burial in Prospect Cemetery, Lee County. No grave marker photo. Find a Grave.

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Committee Information top

20th R.S. - 1887
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