Malcolm D. Graham

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Malcolm D. Graham
Texas State Senate
Texas State Attorney General
Governor Sam Houston
Representative from Texas the Confederate Congress
President Jefferson Davis

Malcolm Daniel Graham (July 6, 1827 – October 6, 1878)[1] was a Confederate politician. He was born in Autauga County, Alabama and later moved to Texas. He served in the Texas State Senate in 1857 and as Attorney General from 1858 to 1860. He represented the state in the First Confederate Congress from 1862 to 1864. Also served as a colonel in the Confederate Army.

Member of Texas State Senate – 1857 Texas State Attorney General – 1858 Representative from Texas in the Confederate Congress Judge Advocate of General Kirby Smith Colonel in the Confederate Army Captured while crossing the Mississippi River Imprisoned at Johnson Island, Ohio

Malcolm D. Graham was a resident of Montgomery, Alabama, but a native of Autauga.[2] His parents came from North Carolina in 1819, and his father, John G. Graham, was a citizen there for many years. His mother was a Jeanette Smith, cousin of Dr. Neil Smith of Clarke. Born in 1826, he was educated at Transylvania University, and there read law. Licensed in 1850, he was elected clerk of the house of representatives at Montgomery in 1853, defeating Hon. A. B. Clitherall. In 1854 he removed to Henderson, Texas, and was a State senator there, three years later. In 1858 he was elected attorney general by the popular poll, and was on the Breckinridge electoral ticket for the State at large. A year later he went into the military service, as colonel of the regiment of which Generals Gregg and Granberry afterwards became colonel. In 1862 he was elected to the congress of the Confederate States. He was captured by the federal troops in 1864, and confined at Johnson's Island till the peace. He came to reside in this county in 1866, because he was not permitted to practice his profession in Texas without a pardon. Col. Graham is a superior type of manhood, physically, intellectually, and morally, and unites to talents of a high order, many excellencies of character. He married Sarah Cornelia Graham, a daughter of Hon. Tristram Benjamin Bethea.

US Congressman.[dubious ] CSA Congressman. Graham was a member of the Texas state senate (1857) and a Texas state attorney general (1858) before serving as a colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. He also served as a representative from Texas in the Confederate Congress from 1862 to 1864.


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  2. ^ Cutrer, Thomas W. (June 15, 2010). "GRAHAM, MALCOLM DUNCAN". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved June 9, 2015. 
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Preceded by
James Willie
Attorney General of Texas
Succeeded by
George M. Flournoy