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Kleberg-Wurzbach family of Texas

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Rudolph Kleberg Rudolph Kleberg (1847-1924) — of Cuero, DeWitt County, Tex. Born in Cat Spring, Austin County, Tex., June 26, 1847. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Texas state senate, 1883-84; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas, 1885-89; U.S. Representative from Texas 11th District, 1896-1903. Died December 28, 1924 (age 77 years, 185 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Relatives: Uncle of Richard Mifflin Kleberg, Sr. (1887-1955); granduncle of Robert Christian Eckhardt.
  Political family: Kleberg-Wurzbach family of Texas.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
  Harry McLeary Wurzbach (1874-1931) — also known as Harry M. Wurzbach — of Seguin, Guadalupe County, Tex. Born in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., May 19, 1874. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; Guadalupe County Attorney, 1901-02; Guadalupe County Judge, 1905-12; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1912 (alternate), 1924 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); U.S. Representative from Texas 14th District, 1921-29, 1930-31; defeated, 1928; died in office 1931. Died in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., November 6, 1931 (age 57 years, 171 days). Interment at Military Cemetery, San Antonio, Tex.
  Relatives: Married to Darden Wagner; uncle of Robert Christian Eckhardt (1913-2001).
  Political family: Kleberg-Wurzbach family of Texas.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Richard Mifflin Kleberg, Sr. (1887-1955) — also known as Richard M. Kleberg — of Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Tex. Born near Kingsville, Kleberg County, Tex., November 18, 1887. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Texas 14th District, 1931-45. Died May 8, 1955 (age 67 years, 171 days). Interment at Chamberlain Burial Park, Kingsville, Tex.
  Relatives: Nephew of Rudolph Kleberg (1847-1924); cousin *** of Robert Christian Eckhardt.
  Political family: Kleberg-Wurzbach family of Texas.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Robert Christian Eckhardt (1913-2001) — also known as Bob Eckhardt — of Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Austin, Travis County, Tex., July 16, 1913. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1959-66; U.S. Representative from Texas 8th District, 1967-81; defeated, 1980. Author of the War Powers Act and the Toxic Substances Act. Died, of a hemorrhagic stroke, in Seton Hospital, Austin, Travis County, Tex., November 13, 2001 (age 88 years, 120 days). Interment at Austin Memorial Park, Austin, Tex.
  Relatives: Nephew of Harry McLeary Wurzbach; grandnephew of Rudolph Kleberg (1847-1924); cousin *** of Richard Mifflin Kleberg, Sr..
  Political family: Kleberg-Wurzbach family of Texas.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
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