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J. A. 'Captain' Benton Jonas Alfred Benton
Full Name: Jonas Alfred "Captain" Benton
Date of birth: October 26, 1882
Date of death: February 7, 1960

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 50 Jan 11, 1955 - Jan 8, 1957 54th   Democrat Wylie / Collin   Collin
H 45-F Jan 11, 1949 - Jan 9, 1951 51st   Democrat Wylie / Collin   Collin, Grayson
H 45-F Jan 12, 1943 - Jan 9, 1945 48th   Democrat Wylie / Collin   Collin, Grayson
H 45-F Jan 14, 1941 - Jan 12, 1943 47th   Democrat Wylie / Collin   Collin, Grayson
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Military Service Notes
  • United States Army, Captain, World War I. Jonas Alfred Benton. FamilySearch Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920 (Texas Military Forces Museum, Austin).
  • United States Army, Captain (Retired). Photo in military uniform. "Capt. J.A. Benton Is Being Urged to Make Race," 2/26/1940, p. 1. McKinney Courier-Gazette.
  • Other Resources
  • Jonas A. Benton, birth date 10/26/1882, death date 2/7/1960. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Obituary, "Capt. J.A. Benton Passes Away in Veterans Hospital," 2/8/1960, p. 8. Birth date 10/26/1882, death date 2/7/1960, former legislator from Collin County. McKinney Courier-Gazette.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J. A. 'Captain' Benton, 47th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J. A. 'Captain' Benton, 48th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J. A. 'Captain' Benton, 51st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J. A. 'Captain' Benton, 54th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 47th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, west wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 48th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, west wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 51st 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.
  • Committee Informationtop
    54th R.S. - 1955
    Aeronautics  
    Highways and Roads  
    Labor  
    Military and Veteran's Affairs  
    Penitentiaries  
    51st R.S. - 1949
    Highways and Roads  
    Interstate Cooperation (Chair) 
    Interstate Cooperation  
    Labor  
    Military and Veteran's Affairs (Vice Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    48th R.S. - 1943
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Conservation and Reclamation  
    Interstate Cooperation  
    Labor  
    Military Affairs (Chair) 
    47th R.S. - 1941
    Common Carriers  
    Employment of War Veterans in State Departments, Special  
    Interstate Cooperation  
    Labor  
    Labor Department, Investigation, Special  
    Military Affairs (Vice Chair) 
     

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