Ben Lewis

Benjamin Harry Lewis

Full Name: Benjamin Harry "Ben" Lewis
Date of birth: September 10, 1921
Date of death: September 27, 1998

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 51-5 Jan 12, 1965 - Jan 10, 1967 59th (1)   Democrat Richardson / Dallas   Dallas
H 51-5 Jan 10, 1961 - Jan 8, 1963 57th   Democrat Richardson / Dallas   Dallas
H 51-5 Jan 13, 1959 - Jan 10, 1961 56th   Democrat Richardson / Dallas   Dallas

(1) Sworn 11/20/1964. Oaths of Office.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, Ben H. Lewis, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, 9/29/1998. Birth date 9/10/1921 in Louisa County, Virginia, death date 9/27/1998 in Dallas, Texas.

Military Service Notes

  • United States Air Force. Ben Harry Lewis, birth date 9/10/1921, death date 9/27/1998. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010.
  • United States Air Force, World War II. Military grave marker, Ben H. Lewis, birth date 9/10/1921, death date 9/27/1998, burial in Resthaven Memorial Park, Lubbock, Lubbock County. Find a Grave.

Other Resources


  • Photograph. Ben Lewis, 59th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ben H. Lewis, 57th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ben H. Lewis, 56th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ben Lewis, 56th Legislature, Texas Yearbook, 56th Legislature

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

59th R.S. - 1965
Federal Relations  
Military and Veterans' Affairs  
Motor Traffic  
57th R.S. - 1961
Banks and Banking (Chair) 
Congressional and Legislative Districts  
Municipal and Private Corporations (Vice Chair) 
Paintings in the House of Representatives  
Poet Laureate Selection, Special  
State Affairs  
56th R.S. - 1959
Appropriations Subcommittee on Departments and Agencies  
Conservation and Reclamation  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Public Health  

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