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Benton Randolph Benton Randolph
Full Name: Benton Randolph
Date of birth: April 11, 1832
Date of death: July 21, 1894

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 17 Aug 6, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (1) (2) (3)     Huntsville / Walker   Grimes, Montgomery, Walker

(1) 11th Legislature - All 33 Senate districts listed in roll call presenting credentials, oath of office administered, 8/6/1866, pp. 2, 4-5. Senate Journal.
(2) Constitution of 1866, Article III, §§ 29, 30, retained the apportionment of 1860 for Senatorial districts. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
(3) Entire Senate went up for reelection - Constitution of 1869, Article III, § 39. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Member roster, 11th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age in 1866. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch of son Benton Randolph, parents Benton and Ella (McKenney) Randolph of Huntsville, Utah Since Statehood: Historical and Biographical, Noble Warrum, Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1919, Volume IV, pp. 234-235. Google Books.
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of his son Andrew Todd Randolph, Volume II, pp. 785-786. Historical Review of South-east Texas and the Founders, Leaders and Representative Men of Its Commerce, Industry and Civic Affairs, 1910.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 60-61, born in Alabama, also served in Alabama Legislature, first graduating class of Austin College in 1855, lawyer. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Biographical sketch, Benton Randolph, born 4/11/1832 in Alabama, died 7/21/1894. "The following appeared on 5/12/1865 in The Houston Tri-Weekly Telegraph: 'We are authorized to announce Benton Randolph as a candidate for Senator from the district composed of Montgomery, Grimes and Walker counties.'" Married Eleanor Louise McKinney 4/26/1866 in Walker County. Wood & Torbert Families: Ancestors, Collaterals and Their Associates, of William Boyd Wood Jr., 2011.
  • Other Resources
  • Listed in "Men who have represented Grimes County in the House of Representatives/State Senate, 1846-1931," pp. 205-209. Includes Date, Legislatures, District, and Source of Data. Early History of Grimes County, 1930. Early History of Grimes County
  • One of three in the first graduating class of the Austin College law school in 1856; first judge of 12th Judicial District in Walker County, 1884. "Revisiting history: District Judge Keeling compiles story of county’s district court, judges," Cody Stark, 6/19/2011. Huntsville Item.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Benton Randolph, 11th Legislature, By the Austin Photograph Co., Prints and Photographs Collection, [identifier number: di_03923, di_03924], The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 11th session composite photo of Senate members (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History). By the Austin Photograph Co., Prints and Photographs Collection, [identifier number: di_03923, di_03924], The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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    11th R.S. - 1866
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