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Benjamin Forbes Benjamin Johnson Forbes
Full Name: Benjamin Johnson Forbes
Date of birth: May 19, 1872
Date of death: January 7, 1954

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 103 Jan 13, 1931 - Jan 10, 1933 42nd   Democrat Weatherford / Parker   Parker
H 103 Jan 8, 1929 - Jan 13, 1931 41st   Democrat Weatherford / Parker   Parker
H 103 Jan 11, 1927 - Jan 8, 1929 40th   Democrat Weatherford / Parker   Parker
H 103 Sep 13, 1926 - Jan 11, 1927 39th (1) (2)   Democrat Poolville / Parker   Parker
(1) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in subsequent Legislatures. Texas Legislative Manual.
(2) Benjamin J. Forbes, in special election 1/5/1926, sworn 9/13/1926, succeeded Fine G. Bedford, resigned. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Biographical Sketches
  • B.J. Forbes, age 56 in 1929, minister and farmer, Democrat. Brief biography in Houston Post-Dispatch for 2/6/1929, p. 9. Card File.
  • Other Resources
  • Benjamin J. Forbes, birth date 5/19/1872 in Pettis County, Missouri; death date 1/7/1954 in Collin County, Texas; wife Minnie Sisk Forbes; marriage 4/20/1898 in Parker County, Texas. FamilySearch.
  • Census of 1930 - B.J. Forbes, Parker County, preacher, age 57, born in Missouri, wife Minnie, daughter Jewel. FamilySearch.
  • Benjamin Johnson Forbes, birth date 5/19/1872 in Missouri, death date 1/7/1954 in Weatherford, Parker County, Texas, obituaries from Firm Foundation 3/23/1954 (Benjamin Johnson Forbes) and unknown source ("Famed 'Horseback' Pastor Dies"), interment in Spring Creek Cemetery, Weatherford, Parker County. Find a Grave.
  • "Looking for Benjamin Joseph (Joe) FORBES. He was a circuit preacher in/around Hood, Parker, Johnson Cos, in the early 1900s. He road a paint horse. He had a daughter, Jewell, who married Bryant Caraway and lived in Parker Co. in the Tin Top community." Genealogy.com, 2004.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Benjamin Forbes, 40th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Benjamin Forbes, 41st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Benjamin Forbes, 42nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 39th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 40th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 41st session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 42nd session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    42nd R.S. - 1931
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Labor  
    Liquor Traffic (Vice Chair) 
    Public Printing  
    41st R.S. - 1929
    Agriculture  
    Labor  
    Liquor Traffic  
    40th R.S. - 1927
    Agriculture  
    Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
    Federal Relations  
    Liquor Traffic (Vice Chair) 
    State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  
    39th R.S. - 1925
    Highways and Motor Traffic  
    Labor  
    Liquor Traffic  
    Military Affairs (Vice Chair) 
     

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