KLEBERG, Richard Mifflin, Sr.

KLEBERG, Richard Mifflin, Sr.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1887–1955

Biography

KLEBERG, Richard Mifflin, Sr., (nephew of Rudolph Kleberg, cousin of Robert Christian Eckhardt), a Representative from Texas; born on a ranch near Kingsville, Kleberg County, Tex., November 18, 1887; attended the public schools; was graduated from Corpus Christi (Tex.) High School in 1905 and from the University of Texas at Austin in 1911; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1909; employed as foreman of the King Ranch, Kingsville, Tex., in 1911, and was active in its management from 1913 to 1924; also engaged in banking; president of the board of Texas College of Arts and Industry 1929-1931; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Harry M. Wurzbach; reelected to the Seventy-third and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from November 24, 1931, to January 3, 1945; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1944; resumed ranching activities; member of the State Game and Fish Commission 1951-1955; chairman of the board of the King Ranch Corp., Kingsville, Tex., at time of death; died while on a visit in Hot Springs, Ark., May 8, 1955; interment in Chamberlain Burial Park, Kingsville, Tex.

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

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External Research Collections

Lyndon B. Johnson Library

Austin, TX
Papers: 1931-1949, 2 feet. Collection is personal, business, and congressional papers and correspondence, including photographs, portraits, and memorabilia. Scrapbooks (1931-1944) have been microfilmed. In part copies of material at Texas A & I University. Finding aid in repository.
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