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B.H. Johnson Benjamin Herndon Johnson
Full Name: Benjamin Herndon Johnson
Date of birth: July 4, 1861
Date of death: June 29, 1932

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 9 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 13, 1903 27th (1)   26th (2)   Democrat Frost / Navarro   Henderson, Kaufman, Navarro
(1) 27th Legislature - 1/8/1901, pp. 1-2, listed in "roll of hold-over Senators." Senate Journal.
(2) 26th Legislature - 1/10/1899, pp. 1-2, listed in "roll of Senators-elect." Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 43rd Legislature, 1st C.S. - Memorial Service for Barry Miller, 10/10/1933, pp. 305-306. Listed as a Senator from the 26th or 27th Legislatures "among those who are now dead." Senate Journal.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1900 - Benjamin Johnson, Frost, Navarro County, birth date July 1861, birthplace Georgia, occupation State Senator. FamilySearch.
  • Ben Herndon Johnson, birth date 7/4/1860 in Georgia, death date 6/29/1932 in Rio Grande City, Starr County, Texas, occupation: real estate. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • 27th Legislature (1901) - B.H. Johnson, postoffice Frost, Navarro County, nativity Georgia, lawyer/real estate dealer, Democrat, age 39 (born circa 1862). Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Obituary, "Colonizer of Valley Dies at Age 72," B.F. [sic] Johnson, death date 6/29/1932. "Colonel Johnson was a native of Gordon county, Ga., and a resident of Texas for 45 years. He was state senator from Navarro County from 1898 to 1902. He was active in colonizing the Valley since 1908." Valley Morning Star.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. B.H. Johnson, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. B.H. Johnson, 27th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 26th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 27th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, north wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    27th R.S. - 1901
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Agricultural and Mechanical College, Prairie View State Normal and Industrial College, Sam Houston Normal Institute and the State Orphan Home, to Visit  
    Educational Affairs  
    Military Affairs  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Affairs  
    State Asylums  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments (Chair) 
    26th R.S. - 1899
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Mining and Irrigation  
    Public Buildings and Grounds (Chair) 
    Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    Southwestern Lunatic Asylum at San Antonio, Joint Committee to visit the  
    State Asylums  

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