B.A. Calhoun

Benjamin A. Calhoun

Full Name: Benjamin A. Calhoun
Date of birth: May 22, 1849
Date of death: March 23, 1915

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 10 Jan 12, 1915 - Mar 23, 1915 34th (1) (2)   Democrat Lufkin / Angelina   Angelina, San Augustine
H 10 Sep 16, 1914 - Jan 12, 1915 33rd (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Lufkin / Angelina   Angelina, San Augustine
H 32 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11)   Populist Chireno / Nacogdoches   Nacogdoches
H 32 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd (12)   Populist Chireno / Nacogdoches   Nacogdoches

(1) I.D. Fairchild, sworn 4/30/1915, succeeded Benjamin A. Calhoun, died 3/24/1915. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Lufkin, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
(3) People's Party history and background in Texas. "Whatever the cause, the party's political effectiveness was over by 1900, although it slated a candidate for governor in Texas through 1904 and a presidential candidate through 1908." Handbook of Texas Online.
(4) Benjamin A. Calhoun, sworn 9/16/1914, succeeded T.L. Foster, resigned 2/5/1914. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in 34th Legislature. Texas Legislative Manual.
(6) Chico is five miles north of Bridgeport in northwestern Wise County (north central Texas); settlement of the area began in the mid-1870s. Handbook of Texas Online.
(7) Chireno is in Nacogdoches County (east Texas). Handbook of Texas Online.
(8) Lists District No. 32: Hon. B.A. Calhoun, Chireno, Texas. Composed of the county of Nacogdoches. House Journal.
(9) Nacogdoches County. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
(10) Chico, Populist. Texas Legislative Manual.
(11) Postoffice Chico, nativity South Carolina, age 52, Populist. Year Book for Texas, 1901, 1902.
(12) Populist. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • "Well Thought of: Representative Woods Speaks Well of Representative Calhoun," 3/25/1915, p. 4. Reports on Representative J.H. Woods' memorial remarks about Representative B.A. Calhoun ("about 60 years of age"), including remembrance of an argument between Calhoun and Representative W.T. Bagby on the floor of the House on the subject of women's suffrage. Corsicana Daily Sun.
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.


  • Photograph. B.A. Calhoun, 34th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. B.A. Calhoun, 27th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. B.A. Calhoun, 23rd Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. B.A. Calhoun, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board

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Committee Information top

34th R.S. - 1915
Forestry (Chair) 
Public Lands and Land Office  
State Asylums  
27th R.S. - 1901
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 2  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Debt  
23rd R.S. - 1893
Claims and Accounts  
Impeachment of Land Commissioner  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Printing  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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