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Gillespie County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Gillespie County

Index to Locations

  • Fredericksburg St. Mary Cemetery
  • Stonewall LBJ Ranch

    St. Mary Cemetery
    Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, Texas
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Max Jacob Bierschwale (1887-1967) — also known as Max J. Bierschwale — of Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, Tex. Born in Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, Tex., January 4, 1887. Republican. Insurance business; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 21st District, 1936, 1938; chair of Gillespie County Republican Party, 1950. Catholic. German ancestry. Died, following a series of strokes, due to arteriosclerotic heart disease, in the Kopp Nursing Home, near Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, Tex., May 27, 1967 (age 80 years, 143 days). Interment at St. Mary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Bierschwale (1858-1932) and Lina (Jung) Bierschwale (1861-1944); married, June 12, 1912, to Lydia Kusenberger (1889-1950); father of Calvin Joseph Bierschwale (1923-1990).
      See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Calvin Joseph Bierschwale (1923-1990) — also known as Calvin J. Bierschwale — of Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, Tex. Born in Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, Tex., July 24, 1923. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1948. Catholic. German ancestry. Died in Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, Tex., March 30, 1990 (age 66 years, 249 days). Interment at St. Mary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Max Jacob Bierschwale (1887-1967) and Lydia (Kusenberger) Bierschwale (1889-1950); married, January 20, 1951, to Dorothy Agnes Stein (1926-1999).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    LBJ Ranch
    Stonewall, Gillespie County, Texas
    Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1969
    Politicians buried here:
    Lyndon B. Johnson Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973) — also known as Lyndon B. Johnson; "L.B.J."; "Landslide Lyndon"; "Preacher Lyndon"; "The Accidental President"; "Volunteer"; "Light Bulb Johnson" — of Johnson City, Blanco County, Tex. Born near Stonewall, Gillespie County, Tex., August 27, 1908. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Texas 10th District, 1937-49; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1940, 1956; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1949-61; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1956, 1960, 1968; Vice President of the United States, 1961-63; President of the United States, 1963-69. Disciples of Christ. Member, American Legion; Council on Foreign Relations. Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously in 1980. Died from a heart attack, in Gillespie County, Tex., January 22, 1973 (age 64 years, 148 days). Interment at LBJ Ranch.
      Relatives: Son of Sam Ealy Johnson (1877-1937) and Rebekah (Baines) Johnson (1881-1958); married, November 17, 1934, to Claudia Alta 'Lady Bird' Taylor (1912-2007); father of Lynda Bird Johnson (who married Charles Spittal Robb (1939-)).
      Cross-reference: Roger Kent — Irvine H. Sprague — A. W. Moursund — Eliot Janeway — Barefoot Sanders
      The village of Kampung LB Johnson, Malaysia, is named for him.
      Campaign slogan (1964): "All The Way With L.B.J."
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
      Books about Lyndon B. Johnson: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream — Robert Dallek, Flawed Giant : Lyndon Johnson and His Times, 1961-1973 — Sean J. Savage, JFK, LBJ, and the Democratic Party — Robert A. Caro, The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson — Mark Updegrove, Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency — Nicholas deB. Katzenbach, Some of It Was Fun: Working with RFK and LBJ — Robert A. Caro, The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol. IV — Michael A. Schuman, Lyndon B. Johnson (for young readers)
      Critical books about Lyndon B. Johnson: Robert A. Caro, Years of Lyndon Johnson : The Path to Power — Robert A. Caro, Years of Lyndon Johnson : Means of Ascent — Robert A. Caro, Years of Lyndon Johnson : Master of the Senate — Lance Morrow, The Best Year of Their Lives: Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon in 1948: Learning the Secrets of Power
      Image source: U.S. postage stamp (1973)

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