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W.B. Wall William Benjamin Wall
Full Name: William Benjamin Wall
Date of birth: August 3, 1837
Date of death: September 26, 1924

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 30 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th   Democrat Crockett / Houston   Houston
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Wm. Benjamin Wall (1837-1924), burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston County. Includes obituary, "Judge W.B. Wall Dead," noting his election as Houston County Judge and representative of the county in the legislature. Find a Grave.
  • Biographical sketch, Judge William Benjamin Wall, pp. 196-198. Born 8/3/1837 in Amite County, Mississippi. "In 1896 he was elected to the Texas Legislature and was instrumental in securing the submission of a constitutional amendment in favor of increased pensions for Confederate Veterans, and later in having a plank in the Democratic Platform in favor of a Home for Confederate soldiers and their widows." The History of Houston County, Texas, 1943.
  • Obituary, W.B. Wall, "Judge Wall of Crockett Dies," Houston Post-Dispatch, 9/28/1924, p. 6. Death date Friday, 9/26/1924. Wall "represented the county [Houston] in the legislature for two terms, this during the earlier days of the county." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Brief biographical sketch, W.B. Wall, pp. 153-154. Born in Amite County, Mississippi, in 1838. Houston County Judge, 1878-1886. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Captain; wounded at Gaines' Mill while a soldier in 1st Texas Infantry, Hood's Brigade. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W.B. Wall, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 25th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    25th R.S. - 1897
    Confederate Home, Special  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    County Government and County Finances  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    Treasurer's Department, Special  
     

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