B. Parker

Benjamin Parker

Full Name: Benjamin F. "Ben" Parker
Date of birth: February 10, 1819
Date of death: December 28, 1896

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 24 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Elkhart / Anderson   Anderson
H 20 Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861 8th     Palestine / Anderson   Anderson
H 20 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th     Palestine / Anderson   Anderson

(1) B. Parker, democrat, "Elections in Texas. Returns from different districts," p. 1, 11/4/1880. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(3) "On December 19, 1863, Benjamin and Irena Parker joined the Pilgrim Predestinarian Regular Baptist Church of Jesus near Elkhart, Texas, and were baptized. Parker was called to serve as assistant pastor of Pilgrim Church on November 19, 1864. He became pastor there on July 17, 1869, and served in that position until his death, on December 28, 1896." Handbook of Texas Online. Handbook of Texas Online
(4) Palestine, Anderson County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(6) Elk Heart, Anderson County, Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches


  • Photograph. B. Parker, 17th Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. Benjamin Parker, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

17th R.S. - 1881
Private Land Claims  
Public Health, Vital Statistics and History of Texas  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
8th R.S. - 1859
County and County Boundaries  
Private Land Claims  
Public Buildings  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
Stock and Stock Raising  
6th R.S. - 1855
Land Office  

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