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Benjamin Selman Benjamin Selman
Full Name: Benjamin T. Selman
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 12 Aug 6, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (1) (2) (3) (4)     Tyler / Smith   Smith, Van Zandt, Wood
S 12 Nov 4, 1861 - Aug 6, 1866 10th (5)   9th (6) (7)     Tyler / Smith   Smith, Van Zandt, Wood
(1) 11th Legislature - 8/6/1866 (First Day), pp. 2, 4, all 33 Senate districts listed in roll call presenting credentials. "Upon calling the roll of Districts, the following Senators responded and presented their credentials." Senate Journal.
(2) Constitution of 1866, Article III, §§ 29, 30, retained the apportionment of 1860 for Senatorial districts. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
(3) Entire Senate went up for reelection - Constitution of 1869, Article III, § 39. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
(4) Entire Senate went up for reelection in 1866 - "Thirty-three senators were elected to the Eleventh Legislature," p. 58. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
(5) 10th Legislature - 11/3/1863, p. 1. Holdover Senator, listed in "roll was then called as follows. . ." Senate Journal.
(6) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/12/1861, p. 42. Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the long term" (four years). Senate Journal.
(7) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/4/1861, p. 1. Listed in roll of Senators who "presented their credentials, took the oath prescribed by the Constitution and their seats." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Member roster, 11th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age in 1866. Senate Journal.
  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age. Senate Journal.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Benjamin Selman, 11th Legislature, By the Austin Photograph Co., Prints and Photographs Collection, [identifier number: di_03923, di_03924], The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 11th session composite photo of Senate members (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History). By the Austin Photograph Co., Prints and Photographs Collection, [identifier number: di_03923, di_03924], The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Committee Informationtop
    11th R.S. - 1866
    Engrossed Bills  
    Freedmen  
    Judicial Districts, Select (Co-Chair) 
    Judiciary  
    Public Debt  
    Public Lands (Chair) 
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    Southern States, Draft Resolutions Expressive of Sympathy to  
    10th R.S. - 1863
    Frontier Defense and Protection  
    Indian Affairs  
    Judiciary  
    Penitentiary (Chair) 
    Revision of Rules  
    9th R.S. - 1861
    Enrolled Bills  
    Finance  
    Judiciary  
    Private Land Claims  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Rules and Regulations  
    Treasurer's Books (Chair) 
     

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