Benjamin Grubb Humphreys II
Humphreys II circa 1920
Benjamin Grubb Humphreys II

August 17, 1865
DiedOctober 16, 1923 (aged 58)
Resting placeGreenville Cemetery
OccupationLawyer, politician
ChildrenWilliam Y. Humphreys
Parent(s)Benjamin G. Humphreys

Benjamin Grubb Humphreys II (August 17, 1865 – October 16, 1923) was a U.S. Representative from Mississippi. He was known by his constituents as "Our Ben." [1]

Early life

Benjamin Grubb Humphreys II was born on August 17, 1865 in Claiborne County, Mississippi. His father was Benjamin G. Humphreys.

Humphreys attended the public schools at Lexington, Mississippi, and the University of Mississippi at Oxford where he studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1891 and commenced practice in Greenwood, Mississippi.


Humphreys served as the superintendent of education for Leflore County 1892–1896. He served as district attorney for the fourth district of Mississippi 1895–1903. He raised a company in April 1898 for service in the Spanish–American War and was its first lieutenant, serving under Maj. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee in Florida during the entire war.

Humphreys was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth and to the ten succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1903, until his death. He served as chairman of the Committee on Territories (Sixty-second Congress), Committee on Flood Control (Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses). He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1920.


Humphreys died in Greenville, Mississippi, October 16, 1923. He was interred in Greenville Cemetery.

See also


  1. ^ "Biography: Benjamin G. Humphreys". Greenville Bridge. Archived from the original on October 30, 2013. Retrieved April 12, 2014.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Patrick S. Henry
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
William Y. Humphreys