Legislative Reference Library of Texas About the library Site Index

Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research

Legislative clips Legislative clips archive Texas media links Current articles Texshare databases New books New & Noteworthy
Legislative Archive System Index to Sections Affected Conference committee reports Constitutional amendments Vetoes State budget Redistricting information Signed copies of bills Statutory revision Texas law timeline Water law timeline Statute publication dates Legislative intent guide
Texas Legislators: Past & Present Governors of Texas Lt. Governors and Speakers Senate Presidents Pro Tempore Senate & House seniority Member statistics Chief Elected Officials Texas legislators on Twitter
Sessions and years Bill statistics Member statistics Bill effective dates Legislative deadlines Session summaries Special sessions Legislative staff lists
Today's meetings Meetings by date Standing committees Committees by session Committee search Legislative reports Committee minutes Standing committee appointments
Library catalog House & Senate Journals House & Senate Rules Parliamentary resources General and Special Laws of Texas Codes of 1856 Paschal's Digest Penal Code revision research guide Code of Criminal Procedure guide Deceptive Trade Practices Act Impeachment of O.P. Carrillo Gubernatorial inauguration materials Water resources research guide School finance litigation archive
Frequently Asked Questions Contacting your legislator Texas bill status State agency hotlines & citizen   assistance Texas legislative agencies &   process Other libraries Public policy resources

LRL Home - Legislators and Leaders - Texas Legislators: Past & Present - Member profileprinter friendly versionreturn to screen view

Ben F. Barnes Ben Barnes
Full Name: Ben Frank Barnes

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 64 Jan 10, 1967 - Jan 14, 1969 60th   Democrat De Leon / Comanche Speaker   Brown, Coleman, Comanche, Runnels
H 64 Jan 12, 1965 - Jan 10, 1967 59th   Democrat De Leon / Comanche Speaker   Brown, Coleman, Comanche, Runnels
H 64 Jan 8, 1963 - Jan 12, 1965 58th   Democrat De Leon / Comanche   Brown, Coleman, Comanche, Runnels
H 73 Jan 10, 1961 - Jan 8, 1963 57th   Democrat De Leon / Comanche   Brown, Comanche, Mills
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 57th Legislature, 3rd C.S., HSR 237. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 57th Legislature, R.S., HSR 517. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 59th Legislature, 1st C.S., HSR 66. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 59th Legislature, R.S., HSR 609. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 59th Legislature, R.S., HSR 98. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 60th Legislature, 1st C.S., HSR 108. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 60th Legislature, 1st C.S., HSR 118. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 60th Legislature, R.S., HSR 334. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 60th Legislature, R.S., HSR 453. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 61st Legislature, R.S., HSR 46, congratulating new Lieutenant Governor. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 61st Legislature, R.S., SR 1062. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 61st Legislature, R.S., SR 202. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 61st Legislature, R.S., SR 539. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 62nd Legislature, R.S., SR 988. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 65th Legislature, R.S., HSR 87, Speaker's Day tribute. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 66th Legislature, R.S., HR 125, Speaker's Day tribute. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 67th Legislature, R.S., HR 288, Speaker's Day tribute. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 67th Legislature, R.S., HR 295, honoring former speakers and certain members on the occasion of Speaker's Day. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 83rd Legislature, R.S., SR 616. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, volume 2, pp. 356-357. Men of Achievement in Texas, 1972.
  • 36th Lieutenant Governor, 66th Speaker of the House of Representatives: Ben Barnes. Photo and biographical sketch. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016, 2016.
  • Biographical sketch, "Access Through the Lobby," "The Nine Lives of Ben Barnes," 2/24/1995, pp. 14-17. Texas Observer.
  • Other Resources
  • Legislative Project includes tape-recorded interviews, Oral History Collection, University of North Texas.
  • Address by Speaker of the House Ben Barnes reviewing and summarizing the work of the 60th Legislature, Texas House of Representatives.
  • Barnes, Ben Frank. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Interview with Ben Barnes on his political career, by Forrest Preece, 8/18/2011. West Austin News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Ben Barnes, Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2006
  • Photograph. Ben Barnes and John Connally, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. Ben Barnes and John Connally, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. Ben Barnes, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. Ben F. Barnes, Speakers of the Texas House of Representatives
  • Photograph. Ben Barnes and Henry Fletcher, Speaker's Day 2009. Photo courtesy of Brenda McKean, Donated Material
  • Photograph. Ben Barnes, 57th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ben Barnes, 58th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ben Barnes, 59th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ben Barnes, 60th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 57th 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.
  • 59th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 60th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    58th R.S. - 1963
    Agriculture  
    Banks and Banking (Vice Chair) 
    General Investigating  
    House Office (Chair) 
    Oil, Gas, and Mining  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    Rules (Chair) 
    57th R.S. - 1961
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Liquor Regulation  
    Livestock and Stock Raising  
    Penitentiaries  
    Salt Water Pollution  
     

    This website is a work in progress. Information on this website is provided as a public service by the Legislative Reference Library. The Legislative Reference Library makes no representation as to its completeness or accuracy and makes no warranty in regard to its use. Users assume all risk of reliance on the information included on this site.

    Have a question, comment or contribution? Email the Library or call 512-463-1252.

    Many photos in Texas Legislators: Past and Present are used with permission of the Texas State Preservation Board. For permission to reproduce these photos, please contact the Texas State Preservation Board graphics coordinator at 512-475-3060.