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Benjamin F. Vaughan Benjamin Franklin Vaughan
Full Name: Benjamin Franklin "Ben" Vaughan, Sr.
Other surnames: Vaughn
Date of birth: June 19, 1871
Date of death: November 17, 1957

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 42 Jan 10, 1933 - Jan 8, 1935 43rd (1)   Democrat Greenville / Hunt   Hunt, Rains
H 42 Jan 13, 1931 - Jan 10, 1933 42nd   Democrat Greenville / Hunt   Hunt, Rains
H 40 Jan 14, 1919 - Jan 11, 1921 36th   Democrat Greenville / Hunt   Hunt, Rockwall
H 40 Feb 26, 1918 - Jan 14, 1919 35th (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Greenville / Hunt   Hunt, Rockwall
H 33 Jan 12, 1909 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (5)   Democrat Greenville / Hunt   Hunt
(1) Name, postoffice, occupation, association membership, relationship to persons in state or county government. Resolution, 9/18/1933, pp. 45-48, and Questionnaire Authorized and Directed by Resolution Adopted by the House, 10/11/1933, pp. 588-601. House Journal.
(2) Benjamin F. Vaughan, in special election 2/23/1918, sworn 2/26/1918, succeeded Joseph F. Nichols, resigned after 3rd Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Listed in Democratic State Convention, 1916, District Delegate from 4th Congressional District. Platforms of Political Parties in Texas, 1916.
(4) Democrat in 31st, 36th, and 42nd Legislatures. Texas Legislative Manual.
(5) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture), 1910.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Obituary and photo, "Funeral in Texas for B.F. Vaughan, Father of Mrs. Harvie Branscomb," Nashville Banner (Nashville, Tennessee), 11/18/1957, p. 2. Benjamin Franklin Vaughan, father of Mrs. Harvie Branscomb, wife of Vanderbilt University chancellor; born in Delta County, Texas, married the former Miss Amelia Upthegrove in 1895; death date Sunday, 11/17/1957; funeral services to be held in Greenville, Texas. Vaughn "served several terms in the Texas state legislature, was many times a delegate to the Democratic National Convention and had served on many politically important committees in Texas." Survivors also include son Benjamin F. Vaughan, Jr. Newspapers.com.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1900 - Ben F. Vaughn, Greenville, Hunt County, age 28, born June 1871 in Texas, lawyer, mother and father born in Virginia, wife Annie A., daughter Margaret.
    Census of 1910 - Benjamin Vaughn, Greenville, Hunt County, age 36, born circa 1874 in Texas, lawyer, wife Amelia, daughter Margeret, son Ben, Jr.
    Census of 1920 - Ben F. Vaughn, Greenville, Hunt County, age 48, born circa 1872 in Texas, lawyer, wife Amelia, daughter Margret, son Ben F., Jr.
    Census of 1930 - Ben F. Vaughn, Greenville, Hunt County, age 57, born circa 1873 in Texas, lawyer, wife Amelia.
    Census of 1940 - Ben F. Vaughn, Greenville, Hunt County, age 67, born circa 1873 in Texas, widowed, lawyer.
    Benjamin Franklin Vaughan, birth date 6/19/1871 in Texas, death date 11/17/1871 in Belle Meade, Davidson, Tennessee; usual residence in Greenville, Hunt County, Texas, retired lawyer, wife Amelia Upthegrove. FamilySearch. 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966
  • Death notice, Mrs. Amelia Upthegrove Vaughn, "wife of Ben Vaughn, Greenville and member of the Texas house of representatives," "Funeral Rites for Wife of Texas Solon to Be Held Today," 11/14/1931, p. 12. Houston Chronicle.
  • 43rd Legislature (1933) - Ben F. Vaughan, postoffice Greenville, Hunt County, nativity Texas, age 60 (born circa 1873), lawyer, member former legislatures: 31st, 35th, 36th, 42nd. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Benjamin F. Vaughan, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Benjamin F. Vaughan, 35th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Benjamin F. Vaughan, 36th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Benjamin F. Vaughan, 42nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Benjamin F. Vaughan, 43rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 31st session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, north wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 35th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 36th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 42nd session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 43rd session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    43rd R.S. - 1933
    Alleged Assault on Representative Burns, Investigate, Special  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Judiciary  
    State Affairs  
    42nd R.S. - 1931
    Judiciary  
    Municipal and Private Corporations  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    State Affairs  
    36th R.S. - 1919
    Insurance  
    Judiciary  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    35th R.S. - 1917
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Military Affairs  
    Municipal Corporations  
    Reforms in Criminal Procedure  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    Supreme Judicial Districts  
    31st 1st C.S. - 1909
    Forestry  
    Insurance (Chair) 
    Privileges, Suffrage, and Elections  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Reforms in Civil and Criminal Procedure  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    31st R.S. - 1909
    Forestry  
    Insurance  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    Public Debt  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Reforms in Civil and Criminal Procedure  
    State Affairs  
     

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