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lawyer , military officer , Transportation executive

Buckley B. Paddock, American lawyer, Confederate military officer, rail transportation executive.


Paddock, Buckley B. was born on January 22, 1844 in Cleveland. Son of Boardman and Margaret (Buckley) Paddock.


Spent boyhood among trappers and in logging camps of Northwest. No school advantages.


Entered C.S.A. at 16, becoming captain. Reputed to be youngest commissioned officer in the army. Admitted to bar in Mississippi and practiced until 1873.

Entered newspaper business with Fort Worth Democrat. Later went into banking, and promoted and built Fort Worth & Rio Grande R.R., from Fort Worth to Brownwood, Texas, 142 miles, and was president of road 5 years. Sold railway to St. Louis&San Francisco Railroad Company and engaged in investment securities.

Retired December 31, 1909. Director St. Louis&San Francisco R.R. Mayor of Fort Worth, 1892-1900. Honorary president for life Fort Worth Chamber Commerce, which he organized, 1891.


Married Emmie M. Harper, December 10, 1867.

Boardman Paddock

Margaret (Buckley) Paddock

Emmie M. Harper