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Texas Legislators: Past & Present

James Clayton McNealus

J.C. McNealus
Full Name: James Clayton McNealus
Birth date: October 15, 1850
Death date: May 18, 1921

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 37th (1) (8) & 36th (7) Legislatures
    1/14/1919 - 5/18/1921
    Democrat
    Dean of the Senate.
    Dean of the Senate.
  • Senate, 35th (6) & 34th (3) Legislatures
    1/12/1915 - 1/14/1919
    Democrat
    Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 8/30/1917, 2nd C.S.
  • Senate, 33rd (4) & 32nd (2) (5) Legislatures
    1/10/1911 - 1/12/1915
    Democrat
(1) Hart Willis, sworn 7/18/1921, succeeded James C. McNealus, died 5/18/1921. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) 33rd Legislature - 1/14/1913, p. 3. Elected on 11/8/1910, for a full period of four years (listed with "hold over senators"). Senate Journal .
(3) 34th Legislature - 1/12/1915, pp. 1-2, listed as elected on November 3, 1914. Senate Journal .
(4) 33rd Legislature - 1/14/1913, pp. 1-4, listed in Roll Call with "holdover Senators." Senate Journal .
(5) 32nd Legislature - 1/10/1911, pp. 1-2, listed in Roll Call as "Senator-elect." Senate Journal .
(6) 35th Legislature - 1/9/1917, pp. 1-2, listed in Roll Call of Holdover Senators. Senate Journal .
(7) 36th Legislature - 1/14/1919, pp. 1-2, listed as "member-elect" in List of State Senators Elected at the General Election Held November 5th, 1918. Senate Journal .
(8) 37th Legislature - 1/11/1921, pp. 1-2, listed in Roll Call of Holdover Senators. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Obituary and tribute by Hugh Nugent Fitzgerald, editor of Fort Worth Record, "The Late Senator McNealus," 5/24/1921, p. 2. Corsicana Daily Sun .
  • Biographical sketch, Senate of the 35th Legislature, "A Look at the Affairs of State: The Real Names and Addresses of Thirty-one Senators With Additional Facts," 3/22/1917, p. 6. Houston Post .
  • Mentioned in Eugene V. Debs, letters and abstracts, Covington Hall letter to Debs, 11/6/1919. "Writes that he met J. C. McNealus, one of the oldest members of the Texas legislature and editor of the DALLAS DEMOCRAT, who read him a an editorial..." Indiana State University, Cunningham Memorial Library 2007.
  • James Clayton McNealus (1850-c.1921) ? of Texas. Born in Delaware County, N.Y., 1850, buried in Tarrant County. Political Graveyard: a Database of Historic Cemeteries .
  • Deaths of persons of prominence in Texas, J. C. McNealus, editor and State senator, at Dallas, May, 1921. "News and Items," Vol. 25 No. 2, October 1921, p. 149. Southwestern Historical Quarterly .

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