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Benjamin Franklin Brooks

Full Name: Benjamin Franklin "Ben" Brooks
Date of birth: August 23, 1889
Date of death: December 10, 1978

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 36 Jan 13, 1931 - Jan 10, 1933 42nd   Democrat Bagwell / Red River   Red River
H 36 Jan 8, 1929 - Jan 13, 1931 41st   Democrat Bagwell / Red River   Red River

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch of the Brooks family, History of Clarksville and Old Red River County, pp. 213-214. Ben F. Brooks, "representative of Red County in the Forty-First and Forty Second Legislatures of Texas from January, 1929, to January, 1933." HeritageQuest Online.
  • Biographical sketch, "Who's Who and What's What in the Texas Legislature," by Ed Kilman, 1/7/1929, p. 5. Houston Post-Dispatch.
  • Obituary, Ben F. Brooks, 12/11/1978, p. 4. Paris News.

Other Resources


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

42nd R.S. - 1931
Claims and Accounts (Chair) 
Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
Game and Fisheries  
41st R.S. - 1929
Claims and Accounts  
Constitutional Amendments (Vice Chair) 
Game and Fisheries  
Oil, Gas and Mining  

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