Howard Bennette

Full Name: Charles Howard Bennette
Other surnames: Bennett
Date of birth: January 14, 1890
Date of death: March 10, 1935

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 21 Feb 26, 1918 - Jan 14, 1919 35th (1) (2) (3)   Unknown Conroe / Montgomery   Grimes, Montgomery

(1) Bedias, Grimes County; represented counties of Grimes and Montgomery. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Howard Bennette, in special election 2/15/1918, sworn 2/26/1918, succeeded William E. Neeley, resigned 12/8/1917. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Howard Bennett, Montgomery County. "Hobby Pleads for Laws as War Measure: New Members Sworn In," 2/26/1918, pp. 1-2. District 21, Howard Bennette, Conroe. "Nominees for the State Legislature," 8/18/1918, p. 9. San Antonio Light.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary and photo, Howard Bennette, "Collapse From Work Fatal to Refiner Leader," The Tulsa Tribune, 3/11/1935, pp. 1, 10. Born 1/14/1890 in Flatonia, Texas; "Went to the Legislature: For several years thereafter [1909] he practiced law at Conroe, culminating his work in his home town by being elected to the state legislature at a special election early in 1919 [sic]."

Military Service Notes

  • Captain, National Guard, World War I. "He resigned soon thereafter, however, to organize a company of the national guard. With the rank of captain he was mustered into the federal service with his company and was ready for overseas duty when the armistice was signed." The Tulsa Tribune, 3/11/1935, pp. 1, 10.
  • World War I. "Mr. Howard Bennette has been granted authority to organize a company of militia, and when the company is federalized he will be commissioned captain." "Howard Bennette to Organize a Company," 7/11/1918, p. 1. Advertisement for Howard Bennette's Company, 8/8/1918, p. 10. "Bennette's Company Is Now in State Service," 8/22/1918, p. 1. All from Conroe Courier, crediting Montgomery County Memorial Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). August 22, 1918 August 8, 1918 July 11, 1918

Other Resources

  • Charles Howard Bennette, death date 3/10/1935 in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota. FamilySearch. Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001
  • Howard Bennette (1890-1935), burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Conroe, Montgomery County. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, Howard Bennette, "Rites Held for Oil Group Head," 3/14/1935, p. 7. Galveston Daily News.


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Committee Information top

35th R.S. - 1917
Reforms in Criminal Procedure  
State Asylums (Chair) 

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