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Ben Atwell Ben Atwell
Full Name: Ben Dodson "Jumbo" Atwell III
Date of birth: August 4, 1915
Date of death: June 29, 1998

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 33-H Jan 9, 1973 - Jan 14, 1975 63rd   Democrat Hutchins / Dallas   Dallas
H 33-2 Jan 12, 1971 - Jan 9, 1973 62nd   Democrat Hutchins / Dallas   Dallas
H 33-2 Jan 14, 1969 - Jan 12, 1971 61st   Democrat Hutchins / Dallas   Dallas
H 33-2 Jan 10, 1967 - Jan 14, 1969 60th   Democrat Hutchins / Dallas   Dallas
H 51-2 Jan 12, 1965 - Jan 10, 1967 59th   Democrat Hutchins / Dallas   Dallas
H 51-2 Jan 8, 1963 - Jan 12, 1965 58th (1)   Democrat Hutchins / Dallas   Dallas
H 51-2 Jan 10, 1961 - Jan 8, 1963 57th   Democrat Hutchins / Dallas   Dallas
H 51-2 Jan 13, 1959 - Jan 10, 1961 56th   Democrat Hutchins / Dallas   Dallas
H 51-2 Jan 8, 1957 - Jan 13, 1959 55th   Democrat Hutchins / Dallas   Dallas
H 51-2 Jan 11, 1955 - Jan 8, 1957 54th   Democrat Hutchins / Dallas   Dallas
H 51-2 Jan 13, 1953 - Jan 11, 1955 53rd   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
H 50-2 Jan 9, 1951 - Jan 13, 1953 52nd   Democrat Hutchins / Dallas   Dallas
(1) Sworn 11/27/1962. Oaths of Office.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Addresses Representative Ben Atwell, Ted Dealey, and Governor John Connally, to observe George Washington's birthday and accept a portrait of George Washington from Ted Dealey, publisher of the Dallas News, pursuant to HCR 41, 59th R.S., 2/22/1965, pp. 335-338. House Journal.
  • 54th Legislature, R.S., HSR 391. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 57th Legislature, 1st C.S., HSR 138. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 60th Legislature, 1st C.S., HSR 38. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 61st Legislature, 1st C.S., HSR 21. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 64th Legislature, R.S., HCR 38. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 67th Legislature, R.S., HR 295, honoring former speakers and certain members on the occasion of Speaker's Day. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 76th Legislature, R.S., HR 623. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Navy, World War II, mine sweeper. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Other Resources
  • Memorial, April 1999, p. 402. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Atwell, Ben Dodson. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators
  • Named one of 'The Worst'. Best and Worst Legislators, 1973.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Ben Atwell, 52nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ben Atwell, 53rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ben Atwell, 54th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ben Atwell, 55th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ben Atwell, 56th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ben Atwell, 56th Legislature, Texas Yearbook, 56th Legislature
  • Photograph. Ben Atwell, 57th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ben Atwell, 58th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ben Atwell, 59th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ben Atwell, 60th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ben Atwell, 61st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ben Atwell, 62nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ben Atwell, 63rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 52nd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 53rd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 54th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 55th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 56th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 57th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 58th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 59th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 60th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 61st session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 62nd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 63rd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    63rd R.S. - 1973
    Environmental Affairs  
    Environmental Affairs Subcommittee on Wildlife Preservation  
    Liquor Regulation (Vice Chair) 
    Revenue and Taxation  
    Revenue and Taxation Subcommittee on Exemptions (Vice Chair) 
    62nd 3rd C.S. - 1972
    Revenue and Taxation  
    62nd R.S. - 1971
    Commerce and Manufacturing  
    Counties  
    Liquor Regulation  
    Mental Health and Mental Retardation  
    Public Education Financing  
    Revenue and Taxation (Chair) 
    Revenue and Taxation, Interim  
    State Tax Policy (Chair) 
    61st R.S. - 1969
    Higher Education  
    Labor  
    Liquor Regulation  
    Multi-State Tax Compact, Special  
    Recreational Water Safety (Chair) 
    Revenue and Taxation (Chair) 
    State and Local Tax Policy  
    60th R.S. - 1967
    Commerce and Manufacturers  
    Labor  
    Multistate Tax Compact Advisory Committee  
    Public Health  
    Recreational Water Safety (Chair) 
    Revenue and Taxation (Chair) 
    State and Local Tax Policy  
    59th R.S. - 1965
    Appropriations  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Labor  
    Recreational Water Safety  
    Revenue and Taxation (Chair) 
    State and Local Tax Policy  
    58th R.S. - 1963
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Judicial Districts  
    Public Printing  
    Recreational Water Safety (Chair) 
    Revenue and Taxation (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    State and Local Tax Policy  
    57th R.S. - 1961
    Aeronautics  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Game and Fisheries  
    Licensing and Examining Boards  
    Motor Traffic  
    Municipal and Private Corporations  
    56th R.S. - 1959
    Common Carriers  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Motor Traffic  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    Texas Commission on City and County Governments  
    55th R.S. - 1957
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Labor  
    Liquor Regulation  
    Local and Uncontested Bills (Vice Chair) 
    Municipal and Private Corporations  
    54th R.S. - 1955
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Counties  
    Criminal Jurisprudence (Vice Chair) 
    Judiciary  
    Public Health  
    53rd R.S. - 1953
    Banks and Banking  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Insurance (Vice Chair) 
    Judiciary (Vice Chair) 
    Public Health  
    52nd R.S. - 1951
    Banks and Banking  
    Insurance  
    Judiciary  
    Military and Veteran's Affairs  
    Public Health  
     

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