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Madison G. Whitaker

Full Name: Madison G. Whitaker
Other surnames: Whittaker
Birth date: April 4, 1811
Death date: January 23, 1893

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 6th (4) (5) Legislature
    11/5/1855 - 11/2/1857
  • Senate, 5th (1) (2) (3) Legislature
    11/7/1853 - 11/5/1855
(1) Democrat - Listed as delegate to Democratic State Convention in Austin, 1/9/1854. Tri-Weekly State Times (Austin, Texas), 1/17/1854, p. 1, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(2) Roster of members elect of the 5th Legislature, state elections, 1853. Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 8/20/1853, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(3) 5th Legislature - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats, 11/7/1853, p. 2. Senate Journal .
(4) 6th Legislature, Regular Session - Not present at the organization of the Senate. First mentioned on 11/7/1855, p. 47, "Mr. Flanagan moved to appoint a committee to take the vote of Mr. Whitaker - lost." Senate Journal .
(5) 6th Legislature - Listed in the "19 members of the Senate [who] retained their seats from the 5th Legislature," p. 258. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, M.G. Whitaker, age 42, native state Tennessee, emigrated from Tennessee, farmer, postoffice Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County. House Journal .

Other Resources

  • M.G. Whitaker, birth date 4/4/1811, death date 1/23/1893, burial in Old North Church Cemetery, Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County. Includes reprint of obituary in the Galveston Weekly News, 2/2/1893. Find a Grave .
  • WHITAKER, MADISON G. (1811-1893). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Texas Revolution, "probably enlisted" as Sergeant in Nacogdoches company commanded by Capt. Thomas J. Rusk, October 1835; Private, Nacogdoches Volunteer Company, enlisted 3/6/1836; veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto, discharged 6/6/1836. Briefly a captain in the Texas Rangers, and some sources show he served under Gen. Kelsey H. Douglass in the Cherokee War of 1839. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Obituary, Colonel Madison G. Whitaker, The Galveston Daily News, 1/25/1893, p. 4, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Born 4/4/1811 in Lincoln County, Tennessee; died 1/23/1893 in Nacogdoches. "Colonel Whitaker served several years in the Texas legislature about 1855." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .

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