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William Benjamin Hamilton

William Benjamin Hamilton, business executive.


  • Hamilton, William Benjamin was born on November 22, 1887 in Jonesboro, Texas, United States. Son of William Franklin and Sarah Jane (Wilson) Hamilton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Polytechnic College Fort Worth (later became Southern Methodist U., Dallas), 1908. Master of Arts, University Texas, 1913.


    • William Walker, Lieutenant John Martin.


    The Church is after all a movement which sought to inject passion, direction and purpose into the spiritual lives of the people.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Our faith rests not on our own feelings, but on the promises of a faithful God.

    Denomination: Methodist


    Methodist member is very much a folk theologian who should speak 'plain truth to plain people'.


    Fellow School of Government, University of Texas, 1911-1913. Member Independent Petroleum Association, American Petroleum Institute, Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association (director) Texas div.), United States Chamber Commerce, Wichita Falls Chamber Commerce (director), West Texas Chamber Commerce (ex-president), American Hereford Association, Texas Hereford Association Delta Chi, Pi Gamma Museum. Mason (32°, Knights Templar, Shriner).

    Member Order of Red Cross of Constantine. Clubs: Rotary, Knife and Fork, Wichita Falls Golf and Country, Conejos Rainbow Trout Lodge.


    • Married Pearl Bass Walker, September 22, 1913. Children: Captain.
    • father: William Franklin Hamilton
    • mother: Sarah Jane (Wilson) Hamilton
    • spouse: Pearl Bass Walker
    • child: Capt Hamilton
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    Born November 22, 1887
    Died September 1, 1962
    (aged 74)