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John McPherson PINCKNEY

(1845-1905)

PINCKNEY, John McPherson, a Representative from Texas; born in Grimes County, Tex., near the town of Hempstead, Waller County, May 4, 1845; attended the public schools and was privately instructed; enlisted as a private in the Confederate Army and served in Company D, Fourth Texas Brigade, until the close of the Civil War, attaining the rank of first lieutenant; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1875 and commenced practice in Hempstead, Tex.; district attorney for the twenty-third judicial district of Texas 1890-1900; county judge of Waller County 1900-1903; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Thomas H. Ball; reelected to the Fifty-ninth Congress and served from November 17, 1903, until April 24, 1905, when he was assaulted and killed at Hempstead, Tex.; interment in the City Cemetery at Hempstead.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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