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WURZBACH, Harry McLeary

WURZBACH, Harry McLeary
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1874–1931

Biography

WURZBACH, Harry McLeary, (uncle of Robert Christian Eckhardt), A Representative from Texas; born in San Antonio, Tex., May 19, 1874; attended the public schools, and was graduated from the law department of Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va., in 1896; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in San Antonio, Tex.; during the Spanish-American War volunteered as a private in Company F, First Regiment, Texas Volunteer Infantry; after the war moved to Seguin, Tex., in 1900 and continued the practice of law; prosecuting attorney of Guadalupe County 1900-1902; judge of Guadalupe County 1904-1910; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1929); successfully contested the election of Augustus McCloskey to the Seventy-first Congress; reelected to the Seventy-second Congress and served from February 10, 1930, until his death; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1924; died in San Antonio, Tex., November 6, 1931; interment in Military Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of Texas at Austin
Center for American History

Austin, TX
Papers: 1853-1984, 16 feet. The papers of Harry Wurzbach contain correspondence, printed material, financial and legal documents, artifacts and photographs relate to Wurzbach's family and his professional life as a lawyer and Republican representative to the United States Congress from Texas.
Papers: In the Norfleet Giddings Bone Papers, ca. 1917-1980, 12.5 linear feet. Correspondents include Harry Wurzbach.
Papers: In the Robert C. Eckhardt Papers, 1931-1992, 364 feet. Correspondents include Harry Wurzbach.
Papers: In the Sam Rayburn Papers, ca. 1831-2007, approximately 119 feet. Correspondents include Harry Wurzbach.
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