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James Madison McKinney

J.M. McKinney
Full Name: James Madison McKinney
Birth date: October 3, 1841
Death date: February 15, 1912

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 24th (7) & 23rd (8) Legislatures
    1/10/1893 - 1/12/1897
  • Senate, 22nd (1) (3) (6) Legislature
    1/13/1891 - 1/10/1893
  • House, 21st (2) (5) Legislature
    1/8/1889 - 1/13/1891
  • House, 20th (4) Legislature
    1/11/1887 - 1/8/1889
  • House, 19th Legislature
    1/13/1885 - 1/11/1887
(1) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1892 due to redistricting. Act approved Apr. 19, 1892, 22nd Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 20. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives .
(3) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives .
(4) 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) .
(5) Roster of Representatives of the 21st Legislature, "Twenty-First Legislature: Members of the House, Address, Occupation and Politics," Galveston Daily News, 1/5/1889, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(6) 22nd Legislature - 1/13/1891, p. 1, listed as new member in roll call: "The credentials of the new members were presented, and the following senators had the oath of office administered them by the president pro tem of the senate." Senate Journal .
(7) 24th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/8/1895, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(8) 23rd Legislature - All 31 Senators are listed in Roll Call on First Day, 1/10/1893, p. 1; resolution by Sen. Cranford that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes, 1/11/1893, p. 5; drew term of 4 years. Senate Journal . January 10, 1893
January 11, 1893

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Census of 1900 - James M. McKinney, Baileyville villages, Milam Count, born October 1841 in Alabama, planter, spouse Sarah J., sons James A. and Hugh C., daughters Emma B. and Sarah E.
    James Madison McKinney and Sarah James McIntyre, parents of Hugh Carlton McKinney, birth date 3/3/1886 in Milam County. FamilySearch . Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981 1900
  • James M. McKinney (1841-1912), burial in Little River Cemetery, Jones Prairie, Milam County, with spouse Sarah J. McKinney. Find a Grave .
  • James Madison McKinney, Democrat, farmer, age 47 in 1889, born in Alabama. Legislative Reference Library Card File .
  • Biographical sketch, J.M. McKinney, p. 43. Born 10/5/1841 in Alabama. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature 1885.
  • Biographical sketch, J.M. McKinney, pp. 154-155. Native of Alabama, born 10/3/1841. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature 1887.
  • Death date 2/15/1912. "Capt. James McKinney, a prominent Milam County citizen, died at his home at Jones Prairie last Thursday. Capt. McKinney was a Confederate veteran, and at one time represented this senatorial district in the state senate." The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger, 2/22/1912, p. 6, crediting Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Confederate States Army, Company G, Captain J.S. Rogers, 5th Texas Infantry, and reenlisted March 1862 in 17th Texas Infantry. Biographical sketch, James M. McKinney, born 8/5/1841 in Coosa County, Alabama. Lewis Publishing Company. History of Texas, Together with a Biographical History of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson Counties, 1893, pp. 692-694. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
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