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Benjamin Tarlton Benjamin Tarlton
Full Name: Benjamin Dudley Tarlton, Sr.
Date of birth: October 18, 1849
Date of death: September 22, 1919

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 39 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Hillsboro / Hill   Ellis, Hill, Johnson, Navarro
H 56 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (7)   Democrat Hillsboro / Hill   Hill
(1) Hill County was created from Navarro County in early 1853. A special session of the commissioners' court was called on August 23, 1853, to select the county seat; land was donated, and the site was named Hillsborough. In 1854 the spelling changed to Hillsboro. Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) Ellis County. House Journal.
(3) Home address, Hillsboro; home county, Hill. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Member of the Democratic Executive Committee of the State in both 1882 and 1884. A Memorial and Biographical History of Johnson and Hill Counties, Texas, 1892.
(5) Postoffice, Hillsboro. Rules of Order of the House of Representatives of the Nineteenth Legislature, 1885.
(6) Home county, Hill. Texas House of Representatives: a Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
(7) Included on roster of members of the 17th Legislature as a democrat, p. 2, 11/17/1880. Galveston Daily News.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Mentioned in memorial resolution for son, Benjamin Dudley Tarlton, Jr., 55th Legislature, R.S., HSR 184. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Photo and biographical sketch (Frances Tarlton "Sissy" Farenthold). Relatives: Benjamin Dudley Tarlton - grandfather, Frances Tarlton "Sissy" Farenthold - granddaughter. Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999, 2000.
  • TARLTON, BENJAMIN DUDLEY (1849-1919). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, Wright Chalfant Morrow, Judge, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, 1917-1921; Presiding Judge, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, 1921-1939. Relatives: W.C. Morrow and Benjamin D. Tarlton - brothers-in-law. Justices of Texas, 1836-1986 (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2004.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Other Resources
  • Portrait. Men of Texas: a Collection of Portraits, 1903.
  • Portrait. Texas Jurists, 1836 - 1936, 1936.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Benjamin Tarlton, Texas Jurists Collection
  • Photograph. Benjamin Tarlton, 17th Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. Benjamin Tarlton, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 19th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 17th session composite photo of House members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Judiciary No. 2 (Chair) 
    Privileges and Elections  
    17th R.S. - 1881
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Memorial for Hon. H.G. Bruce of Johnson County  
    Quarters for State Departments, Select  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    Senatorial and Representative Districts  

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