Ben Cathey

Benjamin Franklin Cathey

Full Name: Benjamin Franklin "Ben" Cathey, Jr.
Date of birth: September 9, 1870
Date of death: April 13, 1952

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 34 Jan 12, 1937 - Jan 10, 1939 45th   Democrat Quitman / Wood   Wood
H 34 Jan 10, 1933 - Jan 8, 1935 43rd (1)   Democrat Quitman / Wood   Wood
H 11 Jan 10, 1911 - Jan 14, 1913 32nd   Democrat Quitman / Wood   Wood
H 11 Jan 12, 1909 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (2)   Democrat Quitman / Wood   Wood

(1) Name, postoffice, occupation, association membership, relationship to persons in state or county government. Resolution, 9/18/1933, pp. 45-48, and Questionnaire Authorized and Directed by Resolution Adopted by the House, 10/11/1933, pp. 588-601. House Journal.
(2) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture), 1910.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Other Resources

  • Benjamin Franklin Cathey and Susan Maria/Mariah Reinhardt, parents of Horace Schley Cathey, Campbell Cureton Cathey, and Gordon Russell Cathey, birth dates ranging from 1899-1902 in Quitman, Wood County. Father's birthplace Cabot, Arkansas. FamilySearch. Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981
  • Ben F. Cathey, birth date 9/9/1871 in Cabot, Arkansas, death date 4/13/1952 in Quitman, Wood County, Texas, retired lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Ben F. Cathey, Jr., birth date 9/9/1870, death date 4/13/1952, burial in Quitman Cemetery, Quitman, Wood County, with spouse Susie M. Cathey. Find a Grave.
  • Occupational and biographical information - 45th Legislature, Chapter 1, "The Big Job," pp. 1-17. The Legislature and the Texas People, 1937.
  • Death notice, "Funeral Tuesday for Ex-Legislator," 4/14/1952, p. 1. Ben F. Cathey, age 81, former state representative and Wood county judge, death date 4/13/1952. Pampa Daily News.
  • 32nd Legislature (1911) - B.F. Cathey, postoffice Quitman, nativity Arkansas, age 40 (born circa 1871), lawyer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. Ben Cathey, 45th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ben Cathey, 43rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. B.F. Cathey, 32nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. B.F. Cathey, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

45th R.S. - 1937
Common Carriers  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Federal Relations  
Highways and Motor Traffic  
Nepotism in State Government, Special (Chair) 
Office Space for State Departments, Special (Chair) 
Public Printing (Chair) 
43rd R.S. - 1933
Anti-Nepotism, Special (Chair) 
Claims and Accounts  
Common Carriers  
Liquor Traffic  
Public Health  
32nd R.S. - 1911
Civil and Criminal Procedure  
Constitutional Amendments  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Public Debt  
31st 1st C.S. - 1909
Federal Relations (Chair) 
Liquor Traffic  
Military Affairs  
Privileges, Suffrage, and Elections  
Public Debt  
31st R.S. - 1909
Federal Relations  
Military Affairs  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
Public Debt  

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