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B.F. Rogers Benjamin Franklin Rogers
Full Name: Benjamin Franklin "Uncle Ben" Rogers
Other surnames: Rodgers
Date of birth: December 9, 1847
Date of death: February 23, 1937

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 13 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 10, 1899 24th (2)   25th (1)   Democrat Palestine / Anderson   Anderson, Cherokee, Houston, Trinity
H 29 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd   Democrat Palestine / Anderson   Anderson
H 9 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (3)   Democrat Palestine / Anderson   Anderson
(1) 25th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/12/1897, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(2) 24th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/8/1895, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(3) Benjamin F. Rodgers, Palestine, Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Photo and obituary, "B.F. Rogers, 89, Died Tuesday: 'Uncle Ben's' Body Carried to Old Home Town, Palestine, for Burial Wednesday," 2/26/1937, pp. 1, 12. "In 1890, he was elected representative of Anderson county in the legislature and served two terms. In 1894, he was elected to the state senate and served on term of four years. While a member of the legislature, he held important committee assignments and wielded great influence in shaping the legislation of that period." Lynn County News (Tahoka, Texas).
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Benjamin Franklin Rogers, pp. 282-283. Born 12/9/1847 in Choctaw County, Mississippi; marriage to Mrs. C.J. Rodgers, 10/13/1876. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Biographical sketch, B.F. Rogers, p. 61. Born 12/9/1857 in Mississippi. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
  • Other Resources
  • Benjaman F. Rogers, birth date 12/9/1847 in Mississippi; death date 2/23/1937 in Lynn County, Texas; residence in Tahoka, Texas. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • B.F. "Uncle Ben" Rogers, death date 2/23/1937, interment in Palestine City Cemetery, Anderson County, with spouse Anna C. Rogers. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. B.F. Rogers, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. B.F. Rogers, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. B.F. Rogers, 23rd Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. B.F. Rogers, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. B.F. Rogers, 22nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 24th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 25th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 22nd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 23rd session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 23rd session composite photo of House members by Hill (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • 23rd session composite photo of House members by Journeay (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    25th R.S. - 1897
    Agricultural Affairs (Chair) 
    Contingent Expenses  
    Education  
    Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Internal Improvements  
    Investigation Relative to Missing Amendment to S.B. No. 258 - Text-book Bill, Special  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Labor  
    Penitentiaries  
    Penitentiaries, Correction and Reformatory  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Lands  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Affairs  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    24th R.S. - 1895
    Agricultural Affairs (Chair) 
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Education  
    Finance  
    General Land Office  
    Internal Improvements  
    Labor  
    Officers and Employes, Special (Chair) 
    Penitentiaries  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Lands  
    State Affairs  
    23rd R.S. - 1893
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Commerce and Manufactures (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Internal Improvements  
    Public Printing  
    State Affairs  
    22nd R.S. - 1891
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Finance  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Private Land Claims (Chair) 
    State Printing at the Deaf and Dumb Asylum, Investigate, Special  
    Texas World's Fair Exhibition (Chair) 
     

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