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Benjamin Butler Ferrell

Full Name: Benjamin Butler "Ben" Ferrell
Date of birth: November 5, 1928
Date of death: October 21, 2015

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 14 Jan 8, 1957 - Jan 13, 1959 55th   Democrat Tyler / Smith   Smith
H 14 Jan 11, 1955 - Jan 8, 1957 54th   Democrat Tyler / Smith   Smith

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Military Service Notes

  • United States Marine Corps, Colonel, Vietnam. Military grave marker, Benjamin Butler Ferrell, birth date 11/5/1928, death date 10/21/2015, photo, obituary, burial in Tyler Memorial Park and Cemetery, Tyler, Smith County. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. Ben Ferrell, 55th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ben Ferrell, 54th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

55th R.S. - 1957
Common Carriers  
Constitutional Amendments (Vice Chair) 
State Affairs  
State Hospitals and Special Schools  
54th R.S. - 1955
Banks and Banking  
Common Carriers  
Highways and Roads  
Municipal and Private Corporations  
Segregation in Public Schools, Advisory  

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