James P. Buchanan

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James Paul Buchanan
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 10th district
In office
April 15, 1913 – February 22, 1937
Preceded by Albert S. Burleson
Succeeded by Lyndon B. Johnson
Personal details
Born (1867-04-30)April 30, 1867
Midway, Orangeburg County, South Carolina
Died February 22, 1937(1937-02-22) (aged 69)
Washington, D.C.
Resting place Prairie Lea Cemetery, Brenham, Texas
Political party Democratic Party
Occupation Attorney

James Paul "Buck" Buchanan (30 April 1867 – 22 February 1937) served as U.S. Representative from the 10th district of Texas from 1913 until his death on 22 February 1937. He was the chair of the House Committee on Appropriations from 1933 on. Following his death he was succeeded in a special election by the head of the National Youth Administration of Texas, Lyndon B. Johnson, who became the 36th President of the United States in 1963.

He was a member of the Miller group in Washington.[1]


Buchanan Dam and the lake it forms, Lake Buchanan, are named in his honor. Both are located about 12 miles (19 km) west of Burnet, Texas.


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Texas House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry Schlosshan
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from District 47 (Brenham)

Succeeded by
T. G. Collins
Preceded by
Joe Coffey
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from District 69 (Brenham)

Succeeded by
Sam D. W. Low
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Albert S. Burleson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 10th congressional district

Succeeded by
Lyndon B. Johnson