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Horace Ben Houston, Jr. Horace Ben Houston
Full Name: Horace Ben Houston, Jr.
Date of birth: November 9, 1920
Date of death: May 29, 2004

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 51-1 Jan 8, 1963 - Jan 12, 1965 58th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Republican Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
H 51-3 Jan 11, 1955 - Jan 8, 1957 54th   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
H 51-3 Jan 13, 1953 - Jan 11, 1955 53rd   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
H 50-3 Jan 9, 1951 - Jan 13, 1953 52nd   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
(1) Party switch: Democratic Party from 1951-1957; elected as Republican in 1962. "Horace Houston Seeks Judgeship," 9/25/1968. Dallas Times Herald.
(2) Sworn 11/23/1962. Oaths of Office.
(3) Republican. 1964-1965 edition, pp. 532-533. Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide.
(4) 58th Legislature, Cumulative Supplement - shows Houston served 49th, 53rd, 54th, and 58th; House Journal shows 52nd-54th and 58th. Texas Legislative Manual.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Biographical Sketches
  • Houston, Horace Ben. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Army Air Force, Major, World War II; Air Force Reserve. Description of military service as reconnaissance photo pilot. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary, "Horace Ben Houston Jr.: World War II Pilot, Lawyer Served Dallas in Legislature," 6/3/2004, p. 5B. Dallas Morning News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Horace Ben Houston, Jr.,52nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Horace Ben Houston, Jr.,53rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Horace Ben Houston, Jr.,54th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Horace Ben Houston, Jr.,58th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 52nd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 53rd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 54th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 58th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    58th R.S. - 1963
    Aeronautics  
    Military and Veterans' Affairs  
    Municipal and Private Corporations  
    Penitentiaries  
    Saving Taxes  
    State Affairs  
    54th R.S. - 1955
    Aeronautics  
    Congressional and Legislative Districts  
    Highways and Roads  
    Judiciary  
    Livestock and Stock Raising  
    53rd R.S. - 1953
    Livestock and Stock Raising  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    Rules  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    52nd R.S. - 1951
    Crime Investigating, Special  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Municipal and Private Corporations  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    Rules  
    State Affairs  
     

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