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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
  • Biographical sketch, Benjamin Green Selman, pp. 273-274. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Biographical sketch, Benjamin Green Selman, pp. 306-307. Born 2/15/1839 in Chambers County, Alabama. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Biography from Some Biographies of Old Settlers, Historical, Personal and Reminiscent, Vol. 1, pp. 215-216. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • 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
  • Benjamin G. Selman, Democrat, doctor, age 51 in 1891, born in Alabama. Card File.
  • B.G. Selman, birth date 2/15/1839 in Lafayette, Alabama, death date 10/12/1892, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Smith County. USGenWeb Project, 1996. Grave Marker Photo Oakwood Cemetery
  • Photographs
  • 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
  • 21st session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 22nd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    22nd R.S. - 1891
    Irrigation  
    Judicial Districts  
    Public Health and Vital Statistics (Chair) 
    State Asylums  
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Education  
    Irrigation  
    North Texas Insane Asylum  
    Penitentiaries  
    Public Health and Vital Statistics  
    State Asylums  
     

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