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Charles McLane
Full Name: Charles Addison McLane
Date of birth: December 3, 1846
Date of death: January 26, 1931

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 29 Apr 6, 1882 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Brownsville / Cameron   Cameron, Dimmit, Duval, Frio, Hidalgo, Kinney, La Salle, Live Oak, McMullen, Maverick, Medina, Nueces, San Patricio, Starr, Uvalde, Webb, Zapata, Zavala, Encinal
(1) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1882 due to redistricting. Act passed May 3, 1882, 17th Legislature, C.S., ch. 13, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) No record of party affiliation. Assumed democrat due to affiliation in other sessions, service in the Confederate Army, convention attendance, or information included in biographical sketches. Legislative Reference Library.
(3) Charles A. McLane, sworn 4/6/1882, succeeded Stephen Powers, died after Regular Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 282. Birth date 12/3/1846. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary, p. 4, 1/27/1931. Abilene Daily Reporter.
  • Mentioned in obituary of wife, Mrs. S.C. McLane, p. 4, 6/21/1911. Mrs. McLane was the mother of Charles C. Pierce. Relatives: Charles A. McLane - stepfather; Charles C. Pierce - stepson. Brownsville Herald.
  • Mentioned in "More boom in Laredo: Senator McLane gets mad and wants to whip somebody," p. 1, 6/15/1882. Evening Light.
  • Mentioned in letter to the editor, p. 3, 3/21/1882. Evening Light.
  • Mentioned in "A scurrilous article and a personal attack," p. 1, 6/14/1882. Galveston Daily News.
  • "Though the freshman senators of the Seventeenth Legislature generally were Democrats . . . No fewer than eleven had fought for the Confederacy," [among them Browne, McLane, McDonald, and Davis,] p. 280. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 17th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west 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.
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