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John Marshall Claiborne

Full Name: John Marshall Claiborne
Date of birth: February 27, 1839
Date of death: April 20, 1909

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 10 Jan 11, 1887 - Feb 19, 1890 20th (4) (5) (6)   21st (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Galveston / Galveston   Brazoria, Galveston, Matagorda

(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) Claiborne resigned 2/19/1890. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) List of Senators of the 21st Legislature, "The State Senate: Members-Elect in the Different Districts - Austin Local Notes," Galveston Daily News, 11/20/1888, p. 6, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "There are two independents in the list. The rest are democratic nominees." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) Chairman of State Democratic Executive Committee for two years, "one of the straightest Democrats in the state," p. 71. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
(5) 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).
(6) 20th Legislature - Roll call of new members, oath of office administered, 1/11/1887, p. 1. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • General Jno. M. Claiborne, birth date 2/27/1839, death date 4/20/1909, portrait, burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Rusk, Cherokee County. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "Gen. J.M. Claiborne Dead: Served on Joe Wheeler's Staff in the Civil War," The Houston Post, 4/23/1909, p. 2. "State Senator from the Galveston district." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Photographs

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

21st R.S. - 1889
Agricultural Affairs  
Capitol Grounds  
Commerce and Manufacture (Chair) 
Constitutional Amendments  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Finance  
Frontier Protection  
Internal Improvements  
Military Affairs (Chair) 
Public Health  
Stock and Stockraising  
20th R.S. - 1887
Agricultural Affairs  
Commerce and Manufactures (Chair) 
Comptroller's Office, Examine  
Constitutional Amendments  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Fraudulent Renditions of Property for Taxation  
Frontier Protection  
Internal Improvements  
Military Affairs  
New Capitol, Furnishing  
Public Health  
Purchase of Asylum Lund  
Rules  

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