Charles Addison 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

Military Service Notes

  • Prisoners of War records show Charles McLane, Confederate States Army, Private, Company A, Giddings' Battalion, Texas Cavalry, according to War Department memo; no rolls on file of Company A, Giddings' Battalion, and no enlistment of Charles McLane found. Also listed in Col. Rip Ford's regiment in soldier's application. Chas. A. McLane, residence in Webb County since 1881, birth date 12/3/1846 in San Antonio, death date 1/26/1931 in Laredo, Webb County. Pension File No. 39962, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958.
  • Confederate States Army, Captain D.C. Giddings' company, entered in January 1864 at eighteen years of age. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • "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.

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.

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Committee Information top

17th R.S. - 1881
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