B.F. Selman

Benjamin T. Selman

Full Name: Benjamin T. Selman
Date of birth: 1825
Date of death: January 5, 1868

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 12 Aug 6, 1866 - Jan 5, 1868 11th (1) (2) (3) (4)     Tyler / Smith   Smith, Van Zandt, Wood
S 12 Nov 4, 1861 - Aug 6, 1866 9th (6) (7)   10th (5)     Tyler / Smith   Smith, Van Zandt, Wood

(1) 11th Legislature - All 33 Senate districts listed in roll call presenting credentials, oath of office administered, 8/6/1866, pp. 2, 4-5. Senate Journal.
(2) Constitution of 1866, Article III, §§ 29, 30, retained the apportionment of 1860 for Senatorial districts. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
(3) Entire Senate went up for reelection - Constitution of 1869, Article III, § 39. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
(4) Entire Senate went up for reelection in 1866 - "Thirty-three senators were elected to the Eleventh Legislature," p. 58. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
(5) 10th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call by district (holdover Senators), 11/2/1863, pp. 1-3. Senate Journal.
(6) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the long term" (four years), 11/12/1861, p. 42. Senate Journal.
(7) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators, oath of office administered, 11/4/1861, p. 1. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, Regular Session: B.T. Sleman, Tyler, Smith, nativity Georgia, lawyer, age 36.
    Member roster, 11th Legislature, Regular Session: B.T. Selman, Tyler, Smith County, nativity from Georgia, lawyer, age 41. Senate Journal. 11th R.S. 9th R.S.

Other Resources


  • Photograph. B.F. Selman, 11th Legislature, By the Austin Photograph Co., Prints and Photographs Collection, [identifier number: di_03923, di_03924], The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

11th R.S. - 1866
Engrossed Bills  
Judicial Districts, Select (Co-Chair) 
Public Debt  
Public Lands (Chair) 
Retrenchment and Reform  
Southern States, Draft Resolutions Expressive of Sympathy to  
10th R.S. - 1863
Frontier Defense and Protection  
Indian Affairs  
Penitentiary (Chair) 
Revision of Rules  
9th R.S. - 1861
Enrolled Bills  
Private Land Claims  
Privileges and Elections  
Rules and Regulations  
Treasurer's Books (Chair) 

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