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James R. McKee James R. McKee
Full Name: James R. McKee
Date of birth: 1814
Date of death: March 17, 1886

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 11 Feb 8, 1870 - Jan 14, 1873 12th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Bonham / Fannin   Fannin, Lamar
H 29 Aug 6, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (4)     Bonham / Fannin   Fannin

(1) "In its statistics of the House of Representatives, the State Journal says . . . the oldest Republican is Hon. Robert Crudup, of McLennan, aged 66; the oldest Democrat is Hon. J.R. McKee, of Fannin, aged 56. The youngest Republican is Hon. W.G. Robinson, of Bowie; the youngest Democrat is Hon. J.G. Smythe, of Jasper." 5/29/1870, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(2) 12th Legislature, Provisional Session - Qualified and took the oath of office on 2/8/1870. House Journal.
(3) Party affiliation, Conservative. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.
(4) J.K. McKee, District 29, Fannin. Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • MCKEE, JAMES R. (1814-1886). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1870 lists James R. McKee of Bonham, Fannin County, TX - physician, born in TN around 1814. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Mentioned in "The McKee Family," Biographies of Early Settlers, Honey Grove: the Sweetest Town in Texas, 2000.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. James R. McKee, 11th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 11th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, south wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    12th Adjourned - 1871
    Claims and Accounts  
    12th R.S. - 1871
    Claims and Accounts  
    Internal Improvements  
    12th 1st C.S. - 1870
    Claims and Accounts  
    Internal Improvement  
    Printing and Contingent Expenses  
    12th Provisional - 1870
    Fourteenth and Fifteenth U.S. Constitutional Amendments, Passage of  
    Printing and Contigent Expenses  
    11th R.S. - 1866
    Cholera and Epidemic Disease in Austin  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Lunatic Asylum, Select  
    State Affairs  

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