J.B. Robertson

John Benjamin Robertson

Full Name: John Benjamin "Ben" Robertson
Date of birth: July 14, 1882
Date of death: April 9, 1976

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 89 Jan 9, 1917 - Jan 14, 1919 35th   Democrat Austin / Travis   Travis

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House District 89
Jan 9, 1917 - Jan 14, 1919
Legislatures: 35th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Austin / Travis
Counties in district: Travis

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, James Harvey Robertson, Volume IV, p. 1719. Relatives: James Harvey Robertson, father; John B. Robertson, son. A History of Texas and Texans, 1914.

Other Resources

  • "An Open Letter to J.B. (Ben) Robertson," political advertisement by Milton Everett regarding "Robertson's Insurance Law" written by the father of current candidate J.B. (Ben) Robertson, 6/15/1916, p. 9. Austin American.
  • Wife's obituary: "Robertson rites today." 12/22/1962, p. 7. "Julia Young Robertson . . . In 1914 she was married to Ben Robertson, son of Judge James H. Robertson, author of the Robertson Insurance Law." Austin American.
  • Death notice: J.B. Robertson, age 93, 4/10/1976, p. 12. Austin American-Statesman.
  • Census of 1900 - John B. Robertson, born July 1882 in Texas, Austin, Travis County, Texas, son in household of James H. Robertson.
    Census of 1920 - John B. Robertson, age 35, Travis County, Texas, wife Julia Young Robertson, son Stark Y. Robertson.
    Census of 1930 - John B. Robertson, age 47, San Antonio, Bexar County Texas, wife Julia Young Robertson. FamilySearch. 1900 1920 1930
  • John Benjamin Robertson, birth date 7/14/1882 in Austin; death date 4/9/1976 in Austin, Travis County; lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • John Benjamin Robertson, birth date 7/14/1882, Austin, Travis County. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  • John Benjamin Robertson, son of James Harvey Robertson and Susie Townsend Robertson, birth date 7/14/1882, death date 4/9/1976, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis County. Find a Grave.
  • J.B. Robertson, born 7/14/1892 [sic] in Austin, Travis County, educated at the University of Texas. Biographical sketch and photo, "Texas and Her Legislature (Legislative Section)," Members of Texas House of Representatives, 35th Legislature, 2/28/1917, p. 14 Fort Worth Record.
  • 35th Legislature (1917) - J.B. Robertson, postoffice Austin, nativity Texas, age 34 (born circa 1883), lawyer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


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35th R.S. - 1917
Public Buildings and Grounds (Vice Chair) 
Reforms in Civil Procedure  
State Asylums  

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