B.H. Johnson

Benjamin Herndon Johnson

Full Name: Benjamin Herndon "Ben" Johnson
Date of birth: July 4, 1860
Date of death: June 29, 1932

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 9 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 13, 1903 26th (2)   27th (1)   Democrat Frost / Navarro   Henderson, Kaufman, Navarro

(1) 27th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/8/1901, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(2) 26th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/10/1899, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 43rd Legislature, 1st C.S. - Memorial Service for Barry Miller, 10/10/1933, pp. 305-306. Listed as a Senator from the 26th or 27th Legislatures "among those who are now dead." Senate Journal.

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Census of 1900 - Benjamin Johnson, Frost, Navarro County, born July 1861 in Georgia, State Senator. FamilySearch.
  • Ben Herndon Johnson, birth date 7/4/1860 in Georgia, death date 6/29/1932 in Rio Grande City, Starr County, Texas, real estate. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • 27th Legislature (1901) - B.H. Johnson, postoffice Frost, Navarro County, nativity Georgia, lawyer/real estate dealer, Democrat, age 39 (born circa 1862). Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Obituary, "Colonizer of Valley Dies at Age 72," B.F. [sic] Johnson, death date 6/29/1932. "Colonel Johnson was a native of Gordon county, Ga., and a resident of Texas for 45 years. He was state senator from Navarro County from 1898 to 1902. He was active in colonizing the Valley since 1908." Valley Morning Star.


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Committee Information top

27th R.S. - 1901
Agricultural Affairs  
Agricultural and Mechanical College, Prairie View State Normal and Industrial College, Sam Houston Normal Institute and the State Orphan Home, to Visit  
Educational Affairs  
Military Affairs  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Affairs  
State Asylums  
Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments (Chair) 
26th R.S. - 1899
Counties and County Boundaries  
Enrolled Bills  
Mining and Irrigation  
Public Buildings and Grounds (Chair) 
Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
Southwestern Lunatic Asylum at San Antonio, Joint Committee to visit the  
State Asylums  

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