Makino Tadamasa (牧野忠雅)

Tadamasa MAKINO (December 2, 1799 - November 30, 1858) was a daimyo (Japanese feudal lord) and a roju (member of shogun's council of elders) who lived in the Edo period. The tenth lord of the Echigo Nagaoka Domain. The eleventh Soke (head family, originator) of the Makino clan with ties to the Nagaoka Domain.

The forth son of Tadakiyo MAKINO, the ninth lord of the domain. His mother was the daughter of Tadataka AOYAMA. Lawful wife was the daughter of Tadazane OKUBO. Official court ranks were Jushiinoge (Junior Fourth Rank, Lower Grade), Bizen no kuni no kami (Governor of Bizen Province), and jiju (a chamberlain). After being sojaban (an official in charge of the ceremonies), jisha-bugyo (magistrate of temples and shrines), and Kyoto shoshidai (The Kyoto deputy), he became a roju and was in charge of the coastal defense department. His rank in the cabinet was next to that of Masahiro ABE, and he constantly kept in pace with Abe, but when Masayoshi HOTTA seized real power both in name and in reality after Abe's death, he resigned from the position of roju. He died the next year. His adoptive child, Tadayuki MAKINO, took over as the head of the family.

Chronological list of main events
He was born in 1799. 1808: His older brother, Tadatsune MAKINO, died and Tadamasa in turn became the heir. 1831: Tadakiyo died, and Tadamasa succeeded the head of the family. 1834: He took the position as sojaban. April 11, 1836: He started to serve an additional post as jisha-bugyo. February 26, 1839: His post was changed to Kyoto shoshidai.
December 21, 1843: He became a roju
October 27, 1857: He resigned from the post of roju and was given tamarizumekaku rank (those who belonged to this rank were allowed to be seated in Tamarinoma room in the Edo-jo castle). November 30, 1858: He died at the age of 60.