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Benjamin Lee Russell

Ben Russell
Full Name: Benjamin Lee "Ben" Russell
Birth date: October 25, 1864
Death date: October 19, 1948

Terms of Service

  • House, 38th Legislature
    1/9/1923 - 1/13/1925
    Democrat
  • House, 37th (1) (2) (3) Legislature
    7/20/1921 - 1/9/1923
    Democrat
(1) 37th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Oath of Office Administered (to Ben Russell), 7/21/1921, p. 34. No committee appointments listed for Russell in 1st or 2nd C.S. House Journal .
(2) In Senate, Joe Burkett, in special election 6/4/1921, sworn 7/18/1921, succeeded John A. Russell, resigned 2/28/1921. In House, Ben Russell, in special election 7/16/1921, sworn 7/20/1921, succeeded Joe Burkett, resigned after Regular Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in 38th Legislature. Texas Legislative Manual .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Benjamin Lee "J.D." Russell, Sr., birth date 10/25/1864, death date 10/19/1948, photo, biographical information from Texas Deaths, 1890-1976, interment in Baird Cemetery, Baird, Callahan County. Find a Grave .
  • Portrait, family history, and biographical sketch, Southern Kith and Kin, pp. 257-280. Death date 10/20/1948. HeritageQuest Online .
  • Memorial, February 1949, p. 90. Birth date 10/25/1864, death date 10/19/1948. Texas Bar Journal .
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