J.G. McDonald

James Green McDonald, Jr.

Full Name: James Green McDonald, Jr.
Date of birth: September 11, 1858
Date of death: March 5, 1938

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 22 Jan 14, 1919 - Jan 11, 1921 36th (1)   Democrat Anderson / Grimes   Brazos, Grimes
H 44 Jan 12, 1909 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (2)   Democrat Anderson / Grimes   Grimes
H 44 Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 12, 1909 30th (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Anderson / Grimes   Grimes

(1) Shows J.G. McDonald's terms as 30th, 31st and 36th Legislatures. Texas Legislative Manual.
(2) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture), 1910.
(3) District 44 represented by J. G. McDonald, p. 3. House Journal.
(4) District 14 represented by James G. McDonald, p. 311. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) District 14 comprised of Panola county; District 44 comprised of Grimes county, pp. 33-34, Acts 1901, 27th Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 8, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Relatives - James Green McDonald, Sr. (born 1824, died 3/11/1903), father and James Green McDonald, Jr. (born 9/11/1858), son, pp. 124-126. Early History of Grimes County, 1930.
  • MCDONALD, JAMES GREEN, JR. (1858–1938). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, James Green McDonald, Jr., Texas Under Many Flags, 1930, Volume V, p. 76, also includes information on James Green McDonald, Sr. (Created 10/19/2007.) HeritageQuest Online.
  • Obituary, "Judge M'Donald Rites Are Held This Afternoon: Native of Anderson Passes Away in Austin Saturday," Navasota Daily Examiner, 3/8/1938, p. 1. Resolution on the death of Honorable J.G. McDonald, Navasota Daily Examiner, 3/9/1938, p. 3. Both crediting Navasota Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). March 8, 1938 March 9, 1938

Other Resources

  • Listed in "Men who have represented Grimes County in the House of Representatives/State Senate, 1846-1931," pp. 205-209. Includes Date, Legislatures, District, and Source of Data. Early History of Grimes County, 1930.
  • J.G. McDonald, birth date 9/11/1858 in Grimes County, death date 3/5/1938 in Austin, Travis County, residence in Grimes County, Legislator & County Judge. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • J.G. McDonald, Jr., birth date 9/11/1858, death date 3/5/1938, burial in Fanthorp Family Cemetery, Grimes County. Includes portraits. Find a Grave.


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Committee Information top

36th R.S. - 1919
Common Carriers  
Public Health  
31st 1st C.S. - 1909
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Public Lands and Land Office  
31st R.S. - 1909
Appropriations Subcommittee on the North Texas Insane Asylum (Chair) 
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Internal Improvements (Chair) 
Mines and Mining  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Reforms in Civil and Criminal Procedure  
30th R.S. - 1907
Federal Relations  
Municipal Corporations  

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