Thomas Freeman McKinney

Full Name: Thomas Freeman McKinney
Date of birth: November 1, 1801
Date of death: October 2, 1873

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 57 Nov 2, 1857 - Nov 7, 1859 7th (1)     Austin / Travis   Travis
H 25 Nov 21, 1849 - Nov 3, 1851 3rd (2) (3)     Galveston / Galveston   Galveston
S 11 Elected but never sworn 1st (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)     Galveston / Galveston   Galveston

(1) Democrat. Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(2) Hon. Tho. F. McKinney, of Galveston, took the oath of office 11/21/1849. House Journal.
(3) 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).
(4) Richard Bache, in special election 12/1/1847, sworn in 2nd Legislature, succeeded to unexpired term of Thomas F. McKinney, resigned after the session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Tyler Man. Table of members of the 1st Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 5/20/1846, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(6) 1st Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office and Classification of Senators, 3/3/1846, p. 60. Drew "second class" (4-year term). Senate Journal.
(7) 1st Legislature - Roll of Senators, oath of office administered, 2/16/1846, p. 4. Senate Journal.
(8) Description of drawing of terms for Senators, first-class two-year terms and second-class four-year terms, 3/3/1846, p. 180. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • MCKINNEY, THOMAS FREEMAN (1801-1873). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Portrait, biographical sketch, and photos, Barry Hutcheson, "Thomas F. McKinney: Businessman and Early Patriot," Volume XXXIX, Number 10, October 1981, pp. 6-9. Elected to represent Galveston as Senator in the 1st Legislature, 1846; later moved his home to Travis County. Texas Parks and Wildlife, 1965.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 168-169. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.

Other Resources

  • Mentioned in MCKINNEY FALLS STATE PARK - "The park is named for Thomas F. McKinney, who bought part of the Del Valle tract in 1839 and established a home there." Handbook of Texas Online.

Committee Information top

7th R.S. - 1857
Education  
Public Buildings  
Public Debt  
State Government, Number of and Necessity of Employees  
3rd R.S. - 1849
Claims and Accounts  
Comptroller and Treasurer, Examine (Co-Chair) 
Finance  
Internal Improvements  
Private Land Claims  
Public Debt  
Public Lands  
Purchase of Northwestern Territory, Governor's Message  
Santa Fe, Prepare Remonstrance and Protest Against the Further Continuance of a Military Government in  
1st R.S. - 1846
Examine Books of Comptroller Relative to Charge Against James L. Love  
Finance  
Internal Improvements (Chair) 
Official Seals of the Republic of Texas, Collect and Destroy All (Chair) 
Republic of Texas Fines, Penalities, Forfeitures & Escheats, Consideration of  

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