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Sam James Polk McDowell
Full Name: Samuel James Polk McDowell
Date of birth: July 6, 1824
Date of death: May 28, 1920

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 58 Nov 4, 1861 - Mar 11, 1862 9th (1)     Lockhart / Caldwell   Blanco, Caldwell, Hays
(1) Stephen McKie, sworn 2/2/1863, succeeded Sam J. McDowell, resigned 3/11/1862. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 36th Legislature, 3rd C.S., 6/1/1920, p. 139. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • MCDOWELL, SAMUEL J. P. (1824-1920). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army. Captain, Lockhart Volunteers; 17th Regiment of Texas Infantry, part of Walker's Texas Division; Captain, Company K. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • 35th Legislature, Communications from Members of 9th Legislature, 2/7 and 2/8/1917, p. 496: S.J.P. McDowell (served as member of 9th Legislature, 1st session in 1861-1862, then resigned and entered Confederate military service) and W.P. McLean ("I believe Judge Lindsay, at Gainesville, and I are the only surviving members of the 9th Legislature and I well remember that we were the youngest members of that body. We both resigned at the close of the first session and went into the Confederate army . . ."). House Journal.
  • Other Resources
  • Samuel James Polk McDowell, birth date 7/6/1824, death date 5/28/1920, interment in Lockhart Municipal Burial Park, Lockhart, Caldwell County. "County Clerk of Caldwell County, Texas, for many years and led the Lockhart Volunteers in the Civil War." Find a Grave.
  • Committee Informationtop
    9th R.S. - 1861
    Public Debt  

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