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Benjamin Troy Woodall

Ben T. Woodall
Full Name: Benjamin Troy "Ben" Woodall
Birth date: July 4, 1904
Death date: June 5, 1979

Terms of Service

  • House, 41st (1) (3) Legislature
    1/8/1929 - 7/5/1929
  • House, 40th Legislature
    1/11/1927 - 1/8/1929
  • House, 39th (2) (4) Legislature
    9/13/1926 - 1/11/1927
(1) J.A. Riley, in special election 8/3/1929, sworn 1/20/1930, succeeded Benjamin Woodall, resigned 7/5/1929. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) Benjamin Woodall, in special election 1/2/1926, sworn 9/13/1926, succeeded John E.V. Jasper, resigned 10/16/1925. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) "Woman to Seek Seat Resigned by Woodall," 7/9/1929, p. 20. "Woodall resigned as Representative of the Fifth District from Harrison County to accept a position as assistant county attorney of that county..." San Antonio Express .
(4) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in subsequent Legislatures. Texas Legislative Manual .

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Wedding announcement, Benjamin Woodall and Georgia Ann Williams, "Miss Williams Married Today in San Antonio," 12/31/1941, p. 3. Benjamin Woodall, "assistant attorney general of the State of Texas . . . served a portion of three terms in the House of Representatives of the State." Corpus Christi Times .
  • "Six Students in Legislature: Solons Are Woodall, Sheats, Woodruff, Tomme, Maxwell, and Young," 10/3/1926, p. 11, biographical sketches of Cory Sheats, Homer Maxwell, Ben J. Woodall, Grady Woodruff, Thomas J. Renfro, and Dewey Young, all serving in the called session and students at the The University of Texas. Daily Texan .
  • Benjamin Troy Woodall, birth date 7/4/1904 in Marshall, Harrison County, father William Troy Woodall, mother Irena Hope. FamilySearch Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981 .
  • Benjamin Troy Woodall, death date 6/5/1979 in Harris County. FamilySearch Texas Death Index, 1964-1998 .
  • Judge Benjamin Troy Woodall, birth date 7/4/1904, death date 6/5/1979, burial in Gum Springs Cemetery, Longview Heights, Harrison County, with spouse Georgia Ann Woodall. Find a Grave .
  • Obituary and photo, "B.T. Woodall, Longtime Judge Here, Dead at 74," 6/6/1979, sec. 6, p. 10. Obituary, Judge Benjamin Troy Woodall, and "Services Slated Friday for Benjamin Woodall," 6/7/1979, sec. 6, p. 15. Houston Chronicle .
  • United States Marine Corps Reserves, Major. Obituary, Judge Benjamin Troy "Ben" Woodall, 6/6/1979, p. 14B. Former state representative from Harrison County and former district attorney of Harrison County. Marshall News Messenger .
  • 40th Legislature - Ben J. Woodall, postoffice Marshall, nativity Texas, age 22, lawyer. Texas Legislative Manual .
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