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Benjamin Alfred Calhoun

Benjamin A. Calhoun
Full Name: Benjamin Alfred Calhoun
Birth date: May 22, 1849
Death date: March 23, 1915

Terms of Service

  • House, 34th (5) Legislature
    1/12/1915 - 3/23/1915
    Democrat
  • House, 33rd (3) (6) (10) Legislature
    9/16/1914 - 1/12/1915
    Democrat
  • House, 27th (1) (2) (4) (7) (8) (11) Legislature
    1/8/1901 - 1/13/1903
    Populist
  • House, 23rd (9) Legislature
    1/10/1893 - 1/8/1895
    Populist
(1) Chico is five miles north of Bridgeport in northwestern Wise County (north central Texas); settlement of the area began in the mid-1870s. Handbook of Texas Online .
(2) Chireno is in Nacogdoches County (east Texas). Handbook of Texas Online .
(3) People's Party history and background in Texas. "Whatever the cause, the party's political effectiveness was over by 1900, although it slated a candidate for governor in Texas through 1904 and a presidential candidate through 1908." Handbook of Texas Online .
(4) Lists District No. 32: Hon. B.A. Calhoun, Chireno, Texas. Composed of the county of Nacogdoches. House Journal .
(5) I.D. Fairchild, sworn 4/30/1915, succeeded Benjamin A. Calhoun, died 3/24/1915. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(6) Benjamin A. Calhoun, sworn 9/16/1914, succeeded T.L. Foster, resigned 2/5/1914. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(7) Home county, Nacogdoches. Texas House of Representatives: a Pictorial Roster 1846-1992 1992.
(8) Postoffice Chico, nativity South Carolina, age 52, Populist. Texas Legislative Manual .
(9) Populist. Texas Legislative Manual .
(10) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in 34th Legislature. Texas Legislative Manual .
(11) Postoffice Chico, nativity South Carolina, age 52, Populist. Year Book for Texas, 1901 1902.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

Photographs

Other Resources

  • "Well Thought Of: Representative Woods Speaks Well of Representative Calhoun," 3/25/1915, p. 4. Reports on Representative J.H. Woods' memorial remarks about Representative B.A. Calhoun ("about 60 years of age"), including remembrance of an argument between Calhoun and Representative W.T. Bagby on the floor of the House on the subject of women's suffrage. Corsicana Daily Sun .
  • Benjamin Alfred "B.A." Calhoun, birth date 5/22/1849 in Elbert County, Georgia; death date 3/23/1915 (on grave marker) in Chireno, Nacogdoches County, Texas; biographical sketch and photo from Gospel Preachers Who Blazed the Trail; interment in Lower Chireno Cemetery, Chireno, Nacogdoches County. Find a Grave .
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News .
  • CALHOUN, BENJAMIN A. (1849-1915). Death date 3/24/1915. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • B.A. Calhoun, postoffice Lufkin, minister and contractor, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .
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