Ben T. Woodall

Benjamin Troy Woodall

Full Name: Benjamin Troy "Ben" Woodall
Date of birth: July 4, 1904
Date of death: June 5, 1979

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 5 Jan 8, 1929 - Jul 5, 1929 41st (1) (2)   Democrat Marshall / Harrison   Harrison
H 5 Jan 11, 1927 - Jan 8, 1929 40th   Democrat Marshall / Harrison   Harrison
H 5 Sep 13, 1926 - Jan 11, 1927 39th (3) (4)   Democrat Marshall / Harrison   Harrison

(1) J.A. Riley, in special election 8/3/1929, sworn 1/20/1930, succeeded Benjamin Woodall, resigned 7/5/1929. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) "Woman to Seek Seat Resigned by Woodall," 7/9/1929, p. 20. "Woodall resigned as Representative of the Fifth District from Harrison County to accept a position as assistant county attorney of that county..." San Antonio Express.
(3) Benjamin Woodall, in special election 1/2/1926, sworn 9/13/1926, succeeded John E.V. Jasper, resigned 10/16/1925. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in subsequent Legislatures. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Wedding announcement, Benjamin Woodall and Georgia Ann Williams, "Miss Williams Married Today in San Antonio," 12/31/1941, p. 3. Benjamin Woodall, "assistant attorney general of the State of Texas . . . served a portion of three terms in the House of Representatives of the State." Corpus Christi Times.
  • "Six Students in Legislature: Solons Are Woodall, Sheats, Woodruff, Tomme, Maxwell, and Young," 10/3/1926, p. 11, biographical sketches of Cory Sheats, Homer Maxwell, Ben J. Woodall, Grady Woodruff, Thomas J. Renfro, and Dewey Young, all serving in the called session and students at the The University of Texas. Daily Texan.
  • Obituary and photo, "B.T. Woodall, Longtime Judge Here, Dead at 74," 6/6/1979, sec. 6, p. 10. Obituary, Judge Benjamin Troy Woodall, and "Services Slated Friday for Benjamin Woodall," 6/7/1979, sec. 6, p. 15. Houston Chronicle.

Military Service Notes

  • United States Marine Corps Reserves, Major. Obituary, Judge Benjamin Troy "Ben" Woodall, 6/6/1979, p. 14B. Former state representative from Harrison County and former district attorney of Harrison County. Marshall News Messenger.

Other Resources


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Committee Information top

41st R.S. - 1929
Criminal Jurisprudence (Chair) 
Game and Fisheries  
Oil, Gas and Mining  
40th R.S. - 1927
Game and Fisheries  
Oil, Gas and Mining  
School Districts (Chair) 
39th R.S. - 1925
Banks and Banking  
Blanket Tax for UT Students, Investigate  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  

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