Legislative Reference Library of Texas About the library Site Index
Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research
Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research

LRL Home - Legislators and Leaders - Texas Legislators: Past & Present - Member profile

M.A. Drinkard M.A. Drinkard
Full Name: M. A. Drinkard
Date of birth: 1852
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 60 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th (1) (2) (3)   Populist Kosse / Limestone   Limestone
(1) Populist. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) Discussion of populists elected to 24th Legislature, populist pluralities by county, and roster with party affiliation, "Official Returns," "The Next Legislature," Galveston Daily News, 11/15/1894, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) Populist. Roster, "News from Austin: Twenty-Fourth Legislature," Galveston Daily News, 12/23/1894, p. 2. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • M.A. Drinkard. House Journal. 24th R.S.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Allen M. Drinkard. Born in Alabama 1837, immigrated to Texas 1857, member of the Farmer's Alliance. Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas, 1893, pp. 520-521, crediting the Palestine Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Other Resources
  • M.A. Drinkard, farmer, populist, in Texas 18 years in 1895, born in Alabama around 1852. Card File.
  • Possibly Middleton 'Mid' Drinkard listed in Ancestral file, birth date 12/19/1851 in Alabama; death date 4/13/1926 in Brownwood, Texas; son Jeremiah born 9/18/1898 in Limestone County, Texas. FamilySearch.
  • Cannot verify member's first name. Obituary for Allen M. Drinkard does not mention legislative service, 7/13/1905. [Sunday was July 9th, not July 10th.] Groesbeck Journal.
  • Allen M. Drinkard. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • M.A. Drinkard. Members of the Texas Legislature, 1846-1962, 1962.
  • Allen M. Drinkard. Texas House of Representatives: a Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
  • Limestone County records, Kirk Cemetery, Kirk, TX, lists Allen M. Drinkard, May 5, 1837 - July 9, 1905. TXGenWeb Project.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. M.A. Drinkard, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 24th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 24th session composite photo of House members by Hill (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    24th R.S. - 1895
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Printing  
    State Asylums  

    This website is a work in progress. Information on this website is provided as a public service by the Legislative Reference Library. The Legislative Reference Library makes no representation as to its completeness or accuracy and makes no warranty in regard to its use. Users assume all risk of reliance on the information included on this site.

    Have a question, comment or contribution? Email the Library or call 512-463-1252.

    Many photos in Texas Legislators: Past and Present are used with permission of the Texas State Preservation Board. For permission to reproduce these photos, please contact the Texas State Preservation Board graphics coordinator at 512-475-3060.