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Ben Cathey Benjamin Franklin Cathey
Full Name: Benjamin Franklin "Ben" Cathey, Jr.
Date of birth: September 9, 1870
Date of death: April 13, 1952

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 34 Jan 12, 1937 - Jan 10, 1939 45th   Democrat Quitman / Wood   Wood
H 34 Jan 10, 1933 - Jan 8, 1935 43rd   Democrat Quitman / Wood   Wood
H 11 Jan 10, 1911 - Jan 14, 1913 32nd   Democrat Quitman / Wood   Wood
H 11 Jan 12, 1909 - Jan 10, 1911 31st   Democrat Quitman / Wood   Wood
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Other Resources
  • Benjamin Franklin Cathey, Jr., birth date 9/9/1870, death date 4/13/1952, interment in Quitman Cemetery, Quitman, Wood County. Find a Grave.
  • Occupational and biographical information - 45th Legislature, Chapter 1, "The Big Job," pp. 1-17. The Legislature and the Texas People, 1937.
  • Death notice, "Funeral Tuesday for Ex-Legislator," 4/14/1952, p. 1. Ben F. Cathey, age 81, former state representative and Wood county judge, death date 4/13/1952. Pampa Daily News.
  • 32nd Legislature (1911) - B.F. Cathey, postoffice Quitman, nativity Arkansas, age 40 in 1911 (born circa 1871), lawyer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Ben Cathey,31st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ben Cathey,32nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ben Cathey,43rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ben Cathey,45th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 31st session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, north wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 32nd session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 43rd session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 45th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, west wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    45th R.S. - 1937
    Common Carriers  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Federal Relations  
    Highways and Motor Traffic  
    Nepotism in State Government, Special (Chair) 
    Office Space for State Departments, Special (Chair) 
    Public Printing (Chair) 
    43rd R.S. - 1933
    Anti-Nepotism, Special (Chair) 
    Claims and Accounts  
    Common Carriers  
    Liquor Traffic  
    Public Health  
    32nd R.S. - 1911
    Civil and Criminal Procedure  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Public Debt  
    31st 1st C.S. - 1909
    Federal Relations (Chair) 
    Liquor Traffic  
    Military Affairs  
    Privileges, Suffrage, and Elections  
    Public Debt  
    31st R.S. - 1909
    Federal Relations  
    Military Affairs  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    Public Debt  

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