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Horace Ben Houston

Horace Ben Houston, Jr.
Full Name: Horace Ben Houston, Jr.
Birth date: November 9, 1920
Death date: May 29, 2004

Terms of Service

  • House, 58th (1) (2) (3) (4) Legislature
    1/8/1963 - 1/12/1965
    Republican
  • House, 54th Legislature
    1/11/1955 - 1/8/1957
    Democrat
  • House, 53rd Legislature
    1/13/1953 - 1/11/1955
    Democrat
  • House, 52nd Legislature
    1/9/1951 - 1/13/1953
    Democrat
(1) Party switch: Democratic Party from 1951-1957; elected as Republican in 1962. "Horace Houston Seeks Judgeship," 9/25/1968. Dallas Times Herald .
(2) Sworn 11/23/1962. Oaths of Office .
(3) Republican. 1964-1965 edition, pp. 532-533. Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide .
(4) 58th Legislature, Cumulative Supplement - shows Houston served 49th, 53rd, 54th, and 58th; House Journal shows 52nd-54th and 58th. Texas Legislative Manual .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Obituary, "Horace Ben Houston Jr.: World War II Pilot, Lawyer Served Dallas in Legislature," 6/3/2004, p. 5B. Dallas Morning News .
  • United States Army Air Force, Major, World War II; Air Force Reserve. Description of military service as reconnaissance photo pilot. Texas State Cemetery .
  • Houston, Horace Ben. Texas State Cemetery .
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