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John C. Buchanan John C. Buchanan
Full Name: John Creighton Buchanan
Date of birth: February 24, 1850
Date of death: December 1, 1884

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 6 Jan 9, 1883 - Dec 1, 1884 18th (1) (2)   Democrat Mineola / Wood   Gregg, Rains, Smith, Upshur, Wood
S 10 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (3) (4)   16th (5)   Democrat Mineola / Wood   Hunt, Kaufman, Rains, Rockwall, Van Zandt, Wood
(1) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(2) 18th Legislature, 1/10/1883, p. 1, All Senators except District 3 and 21 are listed in Roll Call as taking the oath of office; pp. 5-6, Resolution by Sen. Gooch that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes: Drew term of 2 years. Senate Journal.
(3) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(4) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(5) 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
  • Memorial committee, resolution, and service, speeches by Senators Kilgore, Page, and Terrell, and memorial page, 19th Legislature, 3/31/1885, pp. 27, 288, 299-301. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biography, p. 242. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Biography, John Creighton Buchanan, p. 238. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John C. Buchanan, 17th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John C. Buchanan, 18th 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.
  • 18th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, east wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 17th session composite photo of Senate members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Department Report Delays  
    Educational Affairs, Subcommittee on (Visit State Schools)  
    Frontier Protection  
    Funeral Procession for Hon. A.L. Adams of Wood County  
    Governor's Mansion  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Lunatic Asylum  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Debt (Chair) 
    Rules (Chair) 
    State Asylums  
    17th R.S. - 1881
    Agricultural and Mechanical College and State Normal Schools, Visit  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Educational Affairs (Chair) 
    Federal Relations  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Public Debt  
    State Asylums  
    16th R.S. - 1879
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Federal Relations (Chair) 
    General Land Office  
    Governor's Message, Election of County Officers in Harrison and Smith Counties  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Land Frauds  
    New Judiciary Article to the Constitution  
    Retrenchment and Reform (Chair) 
    Revision of Code  
    State Affairs  

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