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Dr. Benjamin Franklin Berkeley Benjamin Franklin Berkeley
Full Name: Benjamin Franklin Berkeley
Date of birth: February 2, 1875
Date of death: October 31, 1962

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 29 Jan 8, 1929 - Jan 10, 1933 42nd (1)   41st (2) (3)   Democrat Alpine / Brewster Senate President Pro Tempore (41st)   Brewster, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Ector, Edwards, El Paso, Glasscock, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Kinney, Loving, Maverick, Medina, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Reagan, Real, Reeves, Sutton, Terrell, Upton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Ward, Winkler
S 29 Jan 13, 1925 - Jan 8, 1929 40th (4)   39th (5) (6)   Democrat Alpine / Brewster   Brewster, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Ector, Edwards, El Paso, Glasscock, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Kinney, Loving, Maverick, Medina, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Reagan, Real, Reeves, Sutton, Terrell, Upton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Ward, Winkler
(1) 42nd Legislature - 1/13/1931, p. 1, listed in "Roll Call of Holdover Senators." Senate Journal.
(2) 41st Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Ad Interim 3rd C.S., elected 7/16/1929. Senate Journal.
(3) 41st Legislature - 1/8/1929, p. 1, listed in "Certificate of New Senators." Senate Journal.
(4) 40th Legislature - 1/11/1927, p. 1, listed in "Roll Call of Holdover Senators." Senate Journal.
(5) 39th Legislature - 1/13/1925, p. 1, shows all 31 Senators were elected on 11/4/1924. Senate Journal.
(6) 39th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/15/1925, pp. 34-35. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biography, 1/5/1929, p. 6. Houston Post-Dispatch.
  • Biography of Dr. Benjamin F. Berkeley, Big Bend Genealogical Society, RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Other Resources
  • "Big Bend's Benjamin F. Berkeley: Physician, Promoter, and Polititician," Journal of Big Bend Studies.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Dr. Benjamin Franklin Berkeley, 39th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Dr. Benjamin Franklin Berkeley, 40th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Dr. Benjamin Franklin Berkeley, 41st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 39th session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, west wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • 40th session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, west wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • 41st session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, east wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • 42nd session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, east wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    42nd R.S. - 1931
    Banks and Banking (Vice Chair) 
    Commerce and Manufacturing  
    Congressional Districts  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Federal Relations  
    Finance  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts  
    Mining, Irrigation and Drainage  
    Public Health (Chair) 
    Public Lands and Land Office (Vice Chair) 
    Representative Districts  
    Senatorial Districts (Vice Chair) 
    Towns and City Corporations  
    41st R.S. - 1929
    Banking  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Judicial Districts  
    Public Health (Vice Chair) 
    Public Lands and Land Office (Vice Chair) 
    Representative Districts  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    Towns and City Corporations (Chair) 
    40th R.S. - 1927
    Banking  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Judicial Districts  
    Mining, Irrigation and Drainage (Vice Chair) 
    Public Health (Chair) 
    Public Land and Land Office  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    Towns and City Corporations  
    39th R.S. - 1925
    Banking (Vice Chair) 
    Contingent Expense  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Judicial Districts  
    Mining, Irrigation and Drainage  
    Public Health (Chair) 
    Public Land and Land Office  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    Town and City Corporations  
     

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