Benjamin Bryant Beaird

Full Name: Benjamin Bryant "Ben" Beaird
Date of birth: August 1, 1840
Date of death: January 20, 1915

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 24 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th (1)   Democrat Tyler / Smith   Camp, Smith, Upshur
H 24 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th (2)   Democrat Tyler / Smith   Camp, Smith, Upshur

(1) Logan's District 24, Smith County; Beaird's District 24, Smith, Upton, and Camp counties. Texas Legislative Manual.
(2) District 24, Smith, Upshur, and Camp counties. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 77th Legislature, HR 410, Honoring the legacy of Benjamin Bryant Beaird and commending the Beaird family as its farm is recognized by the Family Land Heritage program of the Texas Department of Agriculture as a Family Land Heritage Farm. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 34th Legislature, R.S., 1/30/1915, p. 276. Death date 1/18/1915. Resolutions - Memorial.

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Corporal, Company D, 15th Texas Infantry, enlisted 5/1/1862. Benjamin B. Beaird, U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865; U.S., Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.
  • Confederate States Army, Company D, 15th Texas Infantry, Polignac's Brigade. Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 52-53. Texans Who Wore the Gray, 1907.

Other Resources

  • Benjamin Bryant Beaird, birth date 8/1/1840 in Alabama; death date 1/20/1915 in Tyler, Smith County, Texas; lawyer, mayor of Tyler. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Judge B.B. Beaird, birth date 8/1/1840, death date 1/20/1915, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Smith County. Includes biographical sketch and obituary from the Dallas Morning News, 1/22/1915, p. 5. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. B.B. Beaird, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. B.B. Beaird, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

25th R.S. - 1897
Constitutional Amendments  
County Government and County Finances (Chair) 
Internal Improvements  
Towns and City Corporations  
24th R.S. - 1895
Absence of Hon. T. R. Watkins, Investigate, Special (Chair) 
Austin Daily Statesman Reporter Conduct (Chair) 
Internal Improvements  
Revenue and Taxation  
State Affairs  

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