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J.C. Buchanan John Creighton 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 16th (5) (6)   17th (3) (4)   Democrat Mineola / Wood   Hunt, Kaufman, Rains, Rockwall, Van Zandt, Wood

(1) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(2) 18th Legislature, Regular Session - All Senators except District 3 and 21 are listed in Roll Call as taking the oath of office, 1/9/1883, p. 2; resolution by Sen. Gooch that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes, 1/10/1883, pp. 5-6; drew term of 2 years. Senate Journal. January 10, 1883 January 9, 1883
(3) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(4) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(5) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(6) 16th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of newly elected Senators, oath of office administered, 1/14/1879, p. 3. 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
  • Biographical sketch, "John Creighton Buchanan," Wood County Historical Society, Wood County, 1850-1900, 1976, pp. 69-70. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch, p. 242. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Biographical sketch, John Creighton Buchanan, p. 238. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.C. Buchanan, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.C. Buchanan, 17th 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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