Dr. Benjamin Selman

Benjamin Green Selman

Full Name: Benjamin Green Selman
Date of birth: February 15, 1839
Date of death: October 12, 1892

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 12 Jan 13, 1891 - Oct 12, 1892 22nd   Democrat Tyler / Smith   Smith
H 12 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (1) (2)   Democrat Tyler / Smith   Smith

(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) Roster of Representatives of the 21st Legislature, "Twenty-First Legislature: Members of the House, Address, Occupation and Politics," Galveston Daily News, 1/5/1889, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 23rd Legislature, R.S., Memorial resolution by Wilson, 1/17/1893, p. 82; Committee report and biographical sketches of Hon. C.L. Wurzbach and Hon. B.G. Selman, 4/5/1893, pp. 866-867; Motion to add the name of Hon. A.J. Chambers, 4/10/1893, pp. 917-918; Memorial service and memorial page, 4/10/1893, pp. 918-923. Resolutions - Memorial.

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, 1st Lieutenant, Company C, 6th Arkansas Infantry, entered the service 7/26/1861, promoted to Captain, Company C, 11/5/1864; other records show promotion 1/16/1865. Benjamin G. Selman, death date 10/12/1892 in Smith County, Texas; widow Mrs. Mary A. Selman, marriage date 2/18/1868 in St. Louis, Missouri. Pension File No. 30480 (B.G. Selman), Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company C, 6th regiment of infantry of Arkansas volunteers, Govan's brigade, Cleburn's division, Hardee's corps, army of Tennessee. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.

Other Resources

  • B.G. Selman, birth date 2/15/1839 in Lafayette, Alabama, death date 10/12/1892, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Smith County. Find a Grave.
  • Benjamin G. Selman, Democrat, doctor, age 51 in 1891, born in Alabama. Legislative Reference Library Card File.


  • Photograph. B.G. Selman, 22nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. B.G. Selman, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

22nd R.S. - 1891
Judicial Districts  
Public Health and Vital Statistics (Chair) 
State Asylums  
21st R.S. - 1889
North Texas Insane Asylum  
Public Health and Vital Statistics  
State Asylums  

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