B.L. Russell

Benjamin Lee Russell

Full Name: Benjamin Lee "Ben" Russell, Sr.
Date of birth: October 25, 1864
Date of death: October 19, 1948

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 107 Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925 38th   Democrat Baird / Callahan   Callahan, Eastland
H 108 Jul 20, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923 37th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Baird / Callahan   Callahan, Eastland

(1) 37th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Oath of Office Administered (to Ben Russell), 7/21/1921, p. 34. No committee appointments listed for Russell in 1st or 2nd C.S. House Journal.
(2) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in 38th Legislature. Texas Legislative Manual.
(3) In Senate, Joe Burkett, in special election 6/4/1921, sworn 7/18/1921, succeeded John A. Russell, resigned 2/28/1921. In House, Ben Russell, in special election 7/16/1921, sworn 7/20/1921, succeeded Joe Burkett, resigned after Regular Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Portrait, family history, and biographical sketch, Southern Kith and Kin, pp. 257-280. Death date 10/20/1948. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Memorial, February 1949, p. 90. Birth date 10/25/1864, death date 10/19/1948. Texas Bar Journal.

Other Resources

  • Benjamin Lee Russell, birth date 10/25/1864 in Verona, Mississippi, death date 10/19/1948 in Baird, Callahan County, Texas. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Benjamin L. Russell, Sr., birth date 10/25/1864, death date 10/19/1948, photo from Abilene Reporter News 4/28/1947, burial in Baird Cemetery, Baird, Callahan County. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. B.L. Russell, 38th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

38th R.S. - 1923
Charges Against the Legislature, Investigate  
Oil, Gas and Mining  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
Rules (Chair) 

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