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Charles Addison McLane

Full Name: Charles Addison McLane
Birth date: December 3, 1846
Death date: January 26, 1931

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 17th (1) (2) (3) Legislature
    4/6/1882 - 1/9/1883
    Democrat
(1) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1882 due to redistricting. Act passed May 3, 1882, 17th Legislature, C.S., ch. 13, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(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) Charles A. McLane, sworn 4/6/1882, succeeded Stephen Powers, died after Regular Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • Obituary, p. 4, 1/27/1931. Abilene Daily Reporter .
  • Prisoners of War records show Charles McLane, Confederate States Army, Private, Company A, Giddings' Battalion, Texas Cavalry, according to War Department memo; no rolls on file of Company A, Giddings' Battalion, and no enlistment of Charles McLane found. Also listed in Col. Rip Ford's regiment in soldier's application. Chas. A. McLane, residence in Webb County since 1881, birth date 12/3/1846 in San Antonio, death date 1/26/1931 in Laredo, Webb County. Pension File No. 39962, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com .
  • Mentioned in obituary of wife, Mrs. S.C. McLane, p. 4, 6/21/1911. Mrs. McLane was the mother of Charles C. Pierce. Relatives: Charles A. McLane - stepfather; Charles C. Pierce - stepson. Brownsville Herald .
  • Mentioned in "More boom in Laredo: Senator McLane gets mad and wants to whip somebody," p. 1, 6/15/1882. Evening Light .
  • Mentioned in letter to the editor, p. 3, 3/21/1882. Evening Light .
  • Mentioned in "A scurrilous article and a personal attack," p. 1, 6/14/1882. Galveston Daily News .
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Charles Addison McLane, pp. 502-503. Born 12/3/1846 in San Antonio, member of 17th Legislature, mayor of Laredo. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature 1892.
  • Confederate States Army, Captain D.C. Giddings' company, entered in January 1864 at eighteen years of age. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature 1892.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 282. Birth date 12/3/1846. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.
  • "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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