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John Claiborne John Marshall Claiborne
Full Name: John Marshall Claiborne
Date of birth: February 27, 1839
Date of death: April 20, 1909

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 10 Jan 11, 1887 - Feb 19, 1890 21st (1) (2) (3)   20th (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Galveston / Galveston   Brazoria, Galveston, Matagorda
(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) Claiborne resigned 2/19/1890. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) List of Senators of the 21st Legislature, "The State Senate: Members-Elect in the Different Districts - Austin Local Notes," Galveston Daily News, 11/20/1888, p. 6, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "There are two independents in the list. The rest are democratic nominees." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) Chairman of State Democratic Executive Committee for two years, "one of the straightest Democrats in the state," p. 71. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
(5) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(6) 20th Legislature - Listed as new member in roll call, 1/11/1887, p. 1: "The credentials of the new members were presented, and the following Senators had the oath of office administered them by the Lieutenant Governor, to-wit:.." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, portrait, and signature, pp. 70-72. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 364. Death date 4/20/1909. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company D, Terry's Texas Rangers; later appointed Adjutant General with rank of Colonel. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • John Marshall Claiborne, birth date 2/27/1839, death date 4/28/1909 in Rusk. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Other Resources
  • Gen. John Marshall Claiborne, birth date 2/27/1839, death date 4/20/1909 on headstone, includes portrait. Interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Rusk, Cherokee County. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John Claiborne, 20th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John Claiborne, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 20th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 21st session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Capitol Grounds  
    Commerce and Manufacture (Chair) 
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Finance  
    Frontier Protection  
    Internal Improvements  
    Military Affairs (Chair) 
    Public Health  
    Stock and Stockraising  
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Commerce and Manufactures (Chair) 
    Comptroller's Office, Examine  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Fraudulent Renditions of Property for Taxation  
    Frontier Protection  
    Internal Improvements  
    Military Affairs  
    New Capitol, Furnishing  
    Public Health  
    Purchase of Asylum Lund  
    Rules  
     

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