Legislative Reference Library of Texas About the library Site Index
Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research
Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research

LRL Home - Legislators and Leaders - Texas Legislators: Past & Present - Member profileprinter friendly versionreturn to screen view

James Magoffin.  Photo courtesy of The Texas Historical Commission. James Wiley Magoffin
Full Name: James Wiley "Don Santiago" Magoffin
Date of birth: 1799
Date of death: September 27, 1868

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 33 May 9, 1864 - Aug 6, 1866 10th (1) (2)     El Paso / El Paso   El Paso, Presidio

(1) James Magoffin, sworn 5/9/1864, did not attend Regular Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) 10th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call by district (holdover Senators), 11/2/1863, pp. 1-3. Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • MAGOFFIN, JAMES WILEY (1799-1868). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Magoffin Home State Historical Site, El Paso, Texas. Texas Historical Commission.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Texas State Troops, Brigadier General, District 33. James Wiley Magoffin. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Brigadier General of the Texas State Troops, 1861, pp. 58-59. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.
  • Other Resources
  • James Wiley "Don Santiago" Magoffin, born 1799 in Harrodsburg, Kentucky; death date 9/27/1868 in San Antonio; burial in San Fernando Cemetery #1, San Antonio. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. James Magoffin. Photo courtesy of The Texas Historical Commission., Donated Material
  • Committee Informationtop
    10th R.S. - 1863
    Indian Affairs  
    Military Affairs  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

    This website is a work in progress. Information on this website is provided as a public service by the Legislative Reference Library. The Legislative Reference Library makes no representation as to its completeness or accuracy and makes no warranty in regard to its use. Users assume all risk of reliance on the information included on this site.

    Have a question, comment or contribution? Email the Library or call 512-463-1252.

    Many photos in Texas Legislators: Past and Present are used with permission of the Texas State Preservation Board. For permission to reproduce these photos, please contact the Texas State Preservation Board graphics coordinator at 512-475-3060.