Benjamin Edmund Quinn

Full Name: Benjamin Edmund "Ed" Quinn, Sr.
Date of birth: January 10, 1881
Date of death: August 29, 1956

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 15 Jan 12, 1937 - Jan 10, 1939 45th   Democrat Beaumont / Jefferson   Jefferson
H 15 Jan 8, 1935 - Jan 12, 1937 44th   Democrat Beaumont / Jefferson   Jefferson
H 15 Jan 8, 1929 - Jan 13, 1931 41st   Democrat Beaumont / Jefferson   Jefferson
H 16-1 Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925 38th   Democrat Beaumont / Jefferson   Jefferson
H 13 Jan 11, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923 37th   Democrat Beaumont / Jefferson   Jefferson

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, "Quinn Advocates New Law to Ban Bribery Evil in Preparing of Bills," 1/5/1935, p. 7. Houston Post.
  • Biographical sketch, "Who's Who and What's What in the Texas Legislature," by Ed Kilman, 1/10/1929, p. 5. Houston Post-Dispatch.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1920 - Benjamin E. Quinn, Beaumont, Jefferson County, age 39, born circa 1881 in Alabama, real estate agent. FamilySearch.
  • Benjamin Edmund Quinn, Sr., birth date 1/10/1881 in Jackson County, Alabama, death date 8/29/1956 in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas, real estate dealer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Death notice, B.E. Quinn, Sr., "Beaumont Capitalist Fatally Hurt in Upset," 8/30/1956, p. 64. Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • B.E. Quinn, age 48 in 1929, born in Alabama, real estate agent and farmer, death date 8/29/1956. Legislative Reference Library Card File.
  • Death notice, B.E. (Ed) Quinn, Sr., "Ed Quinn Dies in Accident: Beaumont Realtor Well-Known Here," The Baytown Sun, 8/30/1956, p. 1, crediting Sterling Municipal Library. "A real estate operator and an independent operator, Quinn also was a state representative from Jefferson county five times." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


  • Photograph. B.E. Quinn, 45th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. B.E. Quinn, 44th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. B.E. Quinn, 41st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. B.E. Quinn, 38th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. B.E. Quinn, 37th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

45th R.S. - 1937
Common Carriers  
Federal Relations (Chair) 
Judicial Districts  
44th R.S. - 1935
Conservation and Reclamation  
Federal Relations (Chair) 
Oil, Gas and Mining  
State Affairs  
41st R.S. - 1929
Constitutional Amendments  
Judicial Districts  
School Districts  
State Affairs  
38th R.S. - 1923
Counties (Chair) 
Oil, Gas and Mining  
37th R.S. - 1921
Contingent Expenses  
Game and Fisheries  
Public Health  

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