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Benjamin Troy Woodall

Full Name: Benjamin Troy "Ben" Woodall
Date of birth: July 4, 1904
Date of death: June 5, 1979

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 5 Jan 8, 1929 - Jul 5, 1929 41st (1) (2)   Democrat Marshall / Harrison   Harrison
H 5 Jan 11, 1927 - Jan 8, 1929 40th   Democrat Marshall / Harrison   Harrison
H 5 Sep 13, 1926 - Jan 11, 1927 39th (3) (4)   Democrat Marshall / Harrison   Harrison

(1) J.A. Riley, in special election 8/3/1929, sworn 1/20/1930, succeeded Benjamin Woodall, resigned 7/5/1929. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) "Woman to Seek Seat Resigned by Woodall," 7/9/1929, p. 20. "Woodall resigned as Representative of the Fifth District from Harrison County to accept a position as assistant county attorney of that county..." San Antonio Express.
(3) Benjamin Woodall, in special election 1/2/1926, sworn 9/13/1926, succeeded John E.V. Jasper, resigned 10/16/1925. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in subsequent Legislatures. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • "Six Students in Legislature: Solons Are Woodall, Sheats, Woodruff, Tomme, Maxwell, and Young," 10/3/1926, p. 11, biographical sketches of Cory Sheats, Homer Maxwell, Ben J. Woodall, Grady Woodruff, Thomas J. Renfro, and Dewey Young, all serving in the called session and students at the The University of Texas. Daily Texan.

Military Service Notes

  • United States Marine Corps Reserves, Major. Obituary, Judge Benjamin Troy "Ben" Woodall, 6/6/1979, p. 14B. Former state representative from Harrison County and former district attorney of Harrison County. Marshall News Messenger.

Other Resources

  • Benjamin Troy Woodall, birth date 7/4/1904 in Marshall, Harrison County, death date 6/5/1979 in Harris County. FamilySearch. Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981 Texas Death Index, 1964-1998
  • Judge Benjamin Troy Woodall, birth date 7/4/1904, death date 6/5/1979, burial in Gum Springs Cemetery, Longview Heights, Harrison County, with spouse Georgia Ann Woodall. Includes portraits, wedding announcement. Find a Grave.
  • 40th Legislature - Ben J. Woodall, postoffice Marshall, nativity Texas, age 22, lawyer. Texas Legislative Manual.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

41st R.S. - 1929
Criminal Jurisprudence (Chair) 
Game and Fisheries  
Oil, Gas and Mining  
40th R.S. - 1927
Game and Fisheries  
Oil, Gas and Mining  
School Districts (Chair) 
39th R.S. - 1925
Banks and Banking  
Blanket Tax for UT Students, Investigate  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  

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