B.B. Sturgeon

Benjamin Blufford Sturgeon

Full Name: Benjamin Blufford Sturgeon
Date of birth: September 22, 1866
Date of death: January 21, 1931

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 3 Jan 12, 1909 - Jan 14, 1913 31st (2) (3)   32nd (1)   Democrat Paris / Lamar   Fannin, Lamar

(1) 32nd Legislature - Roll Call of holdover Senators, 1/10/1911, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(2) 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.
(3) 31st Legislature - Roll Call of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/12/1909, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 42nd Legislature, R.S., Simple Resolution 20, 1/23/1931, p. 70. Death date 1/22/1931. Resolutions - Memorial.

Biographical Sketches

  • Portrait and biographical sketch, B.B. Sturgeon, Volume III, pp. 1084-1085. Born September 1860 in Warren County, Kentucky; married Miss Sudie E. Jaggers 12/23/1888 in Independence, Kansas. A History of Texas and Texans, 1914.
  • Benjamin Blufford Sturgeon, died 1/21/1931 in Lamar County, Paris, Texas, married Sudie E. Jaggers, served as Lamar County Attorney and District Attorney, then in the legislature, where "he also was the author of the Texas antihorse race gambling bill." "Family Tree - Sturgeon," 12/5/1999, p. 2D. Paris News.
  • Obituary, "B.B. Sturgeon, Well Known Attorney, Dead," The Daily News-Telegram (Sulphur Springs, Texas), 1/22/1931, p. 6, crediting Hopkins County Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Other Resources

  • Census of 1900 - Ben Sturgeon, Precinct 1, Lamar County, age 40, born September 1859 in Kentucky, lawyer, wife Sadie, sons Grady and John (?).
    Census of 1910 - Buford B. Sturgeon, Paris Ward 4, Lamar County, age 49, born circa 1861 in Kentucky, lawyer, wife Sadie E., sons Gradie, John F., and Aron A.
    Census of 1920 - Benjamine B. Sturgeon, Paris, Lamar County, age 58, born circa 1862 in Kentucky, lawyer, wife Sada E., sons John F. and Aron.
    Census of 1930 - Benjamin B. Sturgeon, Paris, Lamar County, age 67, born circa 1863 in Kentucky, lawyer, wife Sadia E., son Aaron A. FamilySearch. 1900 1910 1920 1930
  • B.B. Sturgeon, birth date 9/22/1866 in Kentucky, death date 1/21/1931 in Paris, Lamar County, Texas, attorney. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • B.B. Sturgeon (1863-1931), burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Paris, Lamar County, with spouse Sudie L. Sturgeon. Find a Grave.


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Committee Information top

32nd R.S. - 1911
Agricultural Affairs  
Constitutional Amendments  
Educational Affairs  
Federal Relations  
Insurance, Statistics and History  
Judiciary No. 2  
Public Debt, Claims and Accounts  
Public Printing  
Senatorial Districts  
State Asylums  
Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments (Chair) 
31st R.S. - 1909
Agricultural Affairs  
Educational Affairs  
Federal Relations (Chair) 
H. Bascom Thomas Expulsion, Committee of the Whole Senate  
Insurance, Statistics and History  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 2  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Affairs  
Towns and City Corporations  

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