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James Green McDonald, Sr.

Full Name: James Green McDonald, Sr.
Birth date: September 20, 1824
Death date: March 11, 1903

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 17th (2) (3) Legislature
    4/6/1882 - 1/9/1883
    Democrat
  • House, 10th Legislature
    11/2/1863 - 8/6/1866
     
  • House, 9th (1) (4) (5) Legislature
    11/4/1861 - 5/2/1862
     
(1) Resigned Legislature in 1861, having been appointed Brigadier General of Texas troops, by Governor Clark, which office he held for two years; elected District Attorney 1872 for 4 years; 1882 elected to Senate, pp. 124-125. Early History of Grimes County 1930.
Early History of Grimes County
(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) James G. McDonald, sworn 4/6/1882, succeeded John T. Buchanan, died 1/29/1882. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) James K. Holland, sworn 2/2/1863. succeeded James G. McDonald, resigned 5/2/1862. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(5) Biographical sketch of James Green McDonald, Jr., states James Green McDonald, Sr. was in Legislature before the Civil War and in the Senate after the war, and 1861-62 was brigadier-general, Volume V, p. 76. Texas Under Many Flags 1930.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 28th Legislature, R.S., 3/13/1903, pp. 570-572. McDonald was "a democrat whose sword was ever drawn in defense of his party." Resolutions - Memorial .

Other Resources

  • Relatives - James Green McDonald, Sr. (born 1824, died 3/11/1903), father and James Green McDonald, Jr. (born 9/11/1858), son, pp. 124-126. Early History of Grimes County 1930. Early History of Grimes County
  • Listed in "Men who have represented Grimes County in the House of Representatives/State Senate, 1846-1931," pp. 205-209. Includes Date, Legislatures, District, and Source of Data. Early History of Grimes County 1930. Early History of Grimes County
  • Gen. James Green McDonald, birth date 9/20/1824, death date 3/11/1903, burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Anderson, Grimes County. Find a Grave .
  • MCDONALD, JAMES GREEN, SR. (1824-1903). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Texas State Troops, Brigadier General, District 17. James Green McDonald. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide 2002.
  • Brigadier Generals of the Texas State Troops, 1861, pp. 58-59, and portrait, Plate No. 64. Texas in the War, 1861-1865 1965.
  • Biographical sketch of James Green McDonald, Jr., Volume V, p. 76, also includes information on James Green McDonald, Sr. Texas Under Many Flags 1930.
  • "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.

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