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B.F. Looney B.F. Looney
Full Name: Benjamin Franklin Looney
Date of birth: September 19, 1859
Date of death: May 25, 1951

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 33 Jul 26, 1910 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Greenville / Hunt   Hunt
S 5 Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 12, 1909 30th (4) (5)   29th (6)   Democrat Greenville / Hunt Senate President Pro Tempore (30th)   Collin, Hunt, Rains
(1) "Forecast of 32d Legislature: List of Democratic Nominees for Senate and House of Representatives: Elected for the Vacancies: Fifteen New Members of the Thirty-first are Chosen, Three of Them Senators," 8/6/1910, p. 11. Galveston Daily News.
(2) 31st Legislature, 3rd C.S. - Oath of office administered to B.F. Looney, elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of R.E. Westbrooke; and Leonard Tillotson, elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of W.A. Trenckmann, 7/26/1910, pp. 22-23. House Journal.
(3) Benjamin F. Looney, sworn 7/26/1910, succeeded Richard E. Westbrook, resigned 12/3/1909. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) 30th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 5/11/1907, 1st C.S. Senate Journal.
(5) 30th Legislature - 1/8/1907, pp. 1-2, listed in "roll of the hold-over Senators." Senate Journal.
(6) 29th Legislature - 1/10/1905, pp. 1-2, listed in "roll of the Senators-elect." Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 52nd Legislature, R.S., HSR 256, 5/30/1951, p. 2941. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Other Resources
  • Attended Democratic State Convention in 1906 (Committee on Platforms and Resolutions), State Prohibition Mass Convention in 1910 (Committee on Resolutions), Democratic State Conventions in 1912, 1914, and 1916 (Nominee for Attorney General), pp. 492, 543, 576, 606, and 634. Platforms of Political Parties in Texas, 1916.
  • Portrait. Texas Jurists, 1836 - 1936, 1936.
  • Memorial, September 1951, p. 566. "Judge Looney was always affiliated with the Democratic party." Texas Bar Journal.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. B.F. Looney, Texas Jurists Collection
  • Photograph. B.F. Looney, Texas Jurists Collection
  • Photograph. B.F. Looney, 29th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. B.F. Looney, 30th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. B.F. Looney, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 29th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 30th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 31st session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, north wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    31st 1st C.S. - 1909
    Common Carriers  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Privileges, Suffrage, and Elections  
    Reforms in Civil and Criminal Procedure (Chair) 
    Revenue and Taxation  
    30th R.S. - 1907
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 2 (Chair) 
    Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
    Public Printing  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments  
    29th R.S. - 1905
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
    Public Land and Land Office  
    State Affairs  
    Treasurer and Comptroller's Department  

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