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Ben Ramsey Ben Ramsey
Full Name: Ben Ramsey
Date of birth: December 28, 1903
Date of death: March 27, 1985

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 3 Jan 9, 1945 - Jan 11, 1949 50th (1)   49th   Democrat San Augustine / San Augustine Senate President Pro Tempore (50th)   Angelina, Cherokee, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Sabine, San Augustine, Tyler
S 3 Jan 14, 1941 - Jan 9, 1945 48th   47th   Democrat San Augustine / San Augustine   Angelina, Cherokee, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Sabine, San Augustine, Tyler
H 11 Jan 10, 1933 - Jan 8, 1935 43rd   Democrat San Augustine / San Augustine   Sabine, San Augustine
H 11 Jan 13, 1931 - Jan 10, 1933 42nd   Democrat San Augustine / San Augustine   Sabine, San Augustine
(1) 50th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Regular Session, elected 1/14/1947. Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 56th Legislature, 3rd C.S., SR 48. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 57th Legislature, 3rd C.S., SR 16. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 65th Legislature, R.S., SR 123. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 65th Legislature, R.S., SR 127 and SR 123. Ben Ramsey's retirement from Railroad Commission of Texas and providing for bust of Ben Ramsey, 2/7/1977. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 67th Legislature, R.S., SCR 7. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 69th Legislature, R.S., HCR 140. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • 69th Legislature, R.S., memorial invocation, address by President of the Senate, SR 386, 5/8/1985, pp. 936-939. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • RAMSEY, BEN (1903-1985). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • 34th Lieutenant Governor: Ben Ramsey. Photo and biographical sketch. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016, 2016.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Ben Ramsey, Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2006
  • Photograph. Ben Ramsey, 42nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ben Ramsey, 43rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ben Ramsey, 47th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ben Ramsey, 48th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ben Ramsey, 49th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ben Ramsey, 50th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 47th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 48th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 49th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 50th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 42nd session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 43rd session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • Railroad Commissioners Past through Present, with dates of service. Railroad Commission of Texas, 2007.
  • Memorial, October 1985, p. 1163. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Committee Informationtop
    50th R.S. - 1947
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Commerce and Manufacturing (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Highways and Motor Traffic  
    Judicial Districts (Chair) 
    Labor  
    Penitentiaries  
    Public Health  
    Rules  
    State Affairs (Vice Chair) 
    Student Activities at A. and M. College, Investigation, Special  
    49th R.S. - 1945
    Aeronautics  
    Agriculture  
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Criminal Jurisprudence (Vice Chair) 
    Enrolled Bills  
    Finance  
    Highways and Motor Traffic  
    Insurance  
    Labor  
    Nominations of the Governor  
    Oil, Gas and Conservation  
    Penitentiaries  
    Poet Laureate Selection, Special  
    Public Printing  
    Representative Districts (Chair) 
    Senatorial Districts  
    State Affairs  
    48th R.S. - 1943
    Commerce and Manufacturing  
    Congressional Districts  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Highways and Motor Traffic  
    Insurance  
    Labor (Vice Chair) 
    Oil, Gas and Conservation  
    Representative Districts (Chair) 
    Senatorial Districts  
    State Affairs  
    State Penitentiaries  
    47th R.S. - 1941
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Counties and County Boundaries (Chair) 
    Criminal Jurisprudence (Vice Chair) 
    Highways and Motor Traffic  
    Insurance  
    Judicial Districts (Chair) 
    Penitentiaries  
    Public Welfare, Investigation, Special  
    Representative Districts  
    State Affairs  
    Towns and City Corporations  
    43rd R.S. - 1933
    Appropriations  
    Congressional and Legislative Districts (Chair) 
    Liquor Traffic  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    Public Lands and Buildings  
    42nd R.S. - 1931
    Appropriations  
    Congressional Districts  
    Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
    Judicial Districts  
    Public Lands and Buildings  
     

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