Ben H. Guill
|Ben Hugh Guill|
|U.S. Representative from Texas's 18th congressional district (Panhandle counties)|
May 6, 1950 – January 3, 1951
|Preceded by||Eugene Worley|
|Succeeded by||Walter E. Rogers|
September 8, 1909|
Smyrna, Rutherford County
|Died||January 15, 1994
Pampa, Gray County, Texas
|Resting place||Fairview Cemetery in Pampa, Texas|
|Alma mater||West Texas A&M University|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Ben Hugh Guill (September 8, 1909 - January 15, 1994) was a short-term Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Texas's 18th congressional district, which then encompassed the Panhandle counties. He won a special election and served the remaining eight months in office.
Early life and education
Guill won a special election to the Eighty-first Congress to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Representative Eugene Worley. Guill served the remaining term from May 6, 1950 to January 3, 1951. In the November 1950 general election, he was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to a full term in the Eighty-second Congress, losing to the Democratic candidate. Guill was a delegate to the 1952 Republican National Convention, which met in Chicago to nominate the Eisenhower-Nixon ticket.
From 1953 to 1955, Guill served as the executive assistant in Washington, D.C., to Arthur Summerfield, the United States Postmaster General. From 1955 to 1959, he was a member of the United States Federal Maritime Board in the United States Department of Commerce.
Guill died on January 15, 1994, in Pampa, Texas, and is interred there at Fairview Cemetery.
The next Republican to hold the Panhandle U.S. House seat was Bob Price, also from Pampa. He was elected to four terms beginning in 1966. Following Congressional passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which ended segregation of public facilities, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which provided for federal enforcement to re-establish the ability of African Americans and other minorities to use their constitutional right to vote, conservative whites in Texas and other southern states began supporting the Republican Party.
|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 18th congressional district
Walter E. Rogers