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Benjamin Franklin Vaughan

B.F. Vaughan
Full Name: Benjamin Franklin "Ben" Vaughan, Sr.
Other surnames: Vaughn
Birth date: June 19, 1871
Death date: November 17, 1957

Terms of Service

  • House, 43rd (2) Legislature
    1/10/1933 - 1/8/1935
  • House, 42nd Legislature
    1/13/1931 - 1/10/1933
  • House, 36th Legislature
    1/14/1919 - 1/11/1921
  • House, 35th (3) (4) (5) Legislature
    2/26/1918 - 1/14/1919
  • House, 31st (1) Legislature
    1/12/1909 - 1/10/1911
(1) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture) 1910.
(2) Name, postoffice, occupation, association membership, relationship to persons in state or county government. Resolution, 9/18/1933, pp. 45-48, and Questionnaire Authorized and Directed by Resolution Adopted by the House, 10/11/1933, pp. 588-601. House Journal .
(3) Benjamin F. Vaughan, in special election 2/23/1918, sworn 2/26/1918, succeeded Joseph F. Nichols, resigned after 3rd Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) Listed in Democratic State Convention, 1916, District Delegate from 4th Congressional District. Platforms of Political Parties in Texas 1916.
(5) Democrat in 31st, 36th, and 42nd Legislatures. Texas Legislative Manual . 31st

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Census of 1900 - Ben F. Vaughn, Greenville, Hunt County, age 28, born June 1871 in Texas, lawyer, mother and father born in Virginia, wife Annie A., daughter Margaret.
    Census of 1910 - Benjamin Vaughn, Greenville, Hunt County, age 36, born circa 1874 in Texas, lawyer, wife Amelia, daughter Margeret, son Ben, Jr.
    Census of 1920 - Ben F. Vaughn, Greenville, Hunt County, age 48, born circa 1872 in Texas, lawyer, wife Amelia, daughter Margret, son Ben F., Jr.
    Census of 1930 - Ben F. Vaughn, Greenville, Hunt County, age 57, born circa 1873 in Texas, lawyer, wife Amelia.
    Census of 1940 - Ben F. Vaughn, Greenville, Hunt County, age 67, born circa 1873 in Texas, widowed, lawyer.
    Benjamin Franklin Vaughan, birth date 6/19/1871 in Texas, death date 11/17/1871 in Belle Meade, Davidson, Tennessee; usual residence in Greenville, Hunt County, Texas, retired lawyer, wife Amelia Upthegrove. FamilySearch . 1930 1940
  • 1910 1900 1920 Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966
  • Death notice, Mrs. Amelia Upthegrove Vaughn, "wife of Ben Vaughn, Greenville and member of the Texas house of representatives," "Funeral Rites for Wife of Texas Solon to Be Held Today," 11/14/1931, p. 12. Houston Chronicle .
  • Obituary and photo, "Funeral in Texas for B.F. Vaughan, Father of Mrs. Harvie Branscomb," Nashville Banner (Nashville, Tennessee), 11/18/1957, p. 2. Benjamin Franklin Vaughan, father of Mrs. Harvie Branscomb, wife of Vanderbilt University chancellor; born in Delta County, Texas, married the former Miss Amelia Upthegrove in 1895; death date Sunday, 11/17/1957; funeral services to be held in Greenville, Texas. Vaughn "served several terms in the Texas state legislature, was many times a delegate to the Democratic National Convention and had served on many politically important committees in Texas." Survivors also include son Benjamin F. Vaughan, Jr. Newspapers.com .
  • 43rd Legislature (1933) - Ben F. Vaughan, postoffice Greenville, Hunt County, nativity Texas, age 60 (born circa 1873), lawyer, member former legislatures: 31st, 35th, 36th, 42nd. Texas Legislative Manual .
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