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Future Texas publisher born in Tennessee

March 13th, 1857

On this day in 1857, Jefferson McLemore was born in Tennessee. He moved to Texas in 1878 and worked as a cowboy, printer, and newspaper reporter. He published a newspaper in Kyle in the 1880s, and from 1892 to 1896 was a member of the Texas House of Representatives. He published the Texas Monthly Review and State Topics and Indianola and Other Poems. McLemore represented Texas as a delegate at large in the Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth U.S. congresses. He died in Laredo on March 4, 1929.

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