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Daniel McDowell Short

D.M. Short
Full Name: Daniel McDowell Short, Sr.
Birth date: December 14, 1819
Death date: April 6, 1902

Terms of Service

  • House, 13th Legislature
    1/14/1873 - 1/13/1874
  • House, 11th (1) (2) Legislature
    8/8/1866 - 2/7/1870
  • House, 8th Legislature
    11/7/1859 - 11/4/1861
(1) Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .
(2) Not present at organization of the House on 8/6/1866. D.M. Short sworn 8/8/1866, p. 10. House Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources


  • Photograph. D.M. Short, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs
  • Photograph. D.M. Short, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D.M. Short, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D.M. Short, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature

Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch and photo, Captain Daniel McDowell Short, Volume IV, p. 2010. "From 1866 to 1892 Captain Short was chairman of the Democratic Executive Committee of his district and county . . ." Birth date 12/14/1819; death date 4/8/1902. A History of Texas and Texans 1914.
  • Daniel M. Short, Sr., death date 4/6/1902, biographical sketch and portraits, burial in Fairview Cemetery, Center, Shelby County, with spouse Maggie Casey Short. Find a Grave .
  • Death date 4/6/1902 in widow's obituary. Mrs. C.M. Short or M.C. Short, Center, Shelby County, "widow of Capt. D.M. Short who died here on the 6th day of April 1902." "Mortuary," 9/9/1904, p. 5. Galveston Daily News .
  • SHORT, DANIEL MCDOWELL (1819-1902). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Mexican War, Lieutenant, 12th United States Infantry under Zachary Taylor. Confederate States Army, Captain, Company E, Col. Elkanah B. Greer's 3rd Texas Cavalry, then became part of Lawrence Sullivan Ross' brigade. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Biographical sketch and portrait. Birth date 12/14/1822 in Smyrna, Kent County, Delaware. Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature 1860.
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