U.S. Congressman. Born the son of Civil War Confederate Brigadier General Hamilton Prioleau Bee, he moved to Texas, in 1874. He worked as a railway mail clerk, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1893 and commenced to practice law in San Antonio, Texas. He was United States commissioner for the western district of Texas in 1893, district attorney of the thirty-seventh judicial district, (1898-1905) and a member of the city school board of San Antonio, (1906-08). He was also president of the county school board of Bexar County, (1912-14) and a member of the Texas State Senate, (1915-19). In 19, he was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-sixth Congress, serving until 1921. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he engaged in the practice of law until his death at age 64.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith