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John McRae

Full Name: John H. McRae
Other surnames: McRea
Death date: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 3rd (2) (3) (5) (6) Legislature
    11/5/1849 - 11/3/1851
     
  • Senate, 2nd (1) (4) (7) (8) Legislature
    12/13/1847 - 11/5/1849
     
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act approved Mar. 1848, 2nd Legislature, ch. 162, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act approved Jan. 16, 1850, 3rd Legislature, ch. 44. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(3) 8th Senatorial district comprised of San Augustine, Sabine, Newton, and Jasper counties. Act approved Mar. 1848, 2nd Legislature, ch. 162, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(4) Mr. McRea, Sabine and Jasper. Roster of members of the 2nd Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 12/15/1847, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(5) Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(6) 3rd Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators, oath of office, 11/5/1849, p. 3. Senate Journal .
(7) 2nd Legislature - District of Sabine and Jasper. Roll of Districts, oath of office, 12/13/1847, p. 3. Senate Journal .
(8) Constitution of 1846, Article III, ยง 32, Enumeration of senatorial districts states "the counties of Sabine and Jasper, the sixth district, shall elect one senator." Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin) 2009.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • Possibly J. McRae, Census of 1860, Newton post office, Jasper County, age 48, merchant, born in North Carolina, wife Mary (38, born in Georgia), Colin, Benjamin, Richard, William. HeritageQuest Online .
  • Mentioned, pp. 188-189. "John McRae took the seat of Robinson [of Sabine County], thus completing the makeup of the Senate of the 2nd Legislature." The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.
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