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Rudolph Kleberg

Rudolph Kleberg, American congressman. member Tex.


  • Kleberg, Rudolph was born on June 26, 1847 in Austin Company, Texas, United States. Son of Robert and Rosa (von Roeder) Kleberg.

  • Education

    • Educated private schools. Served in Tom Green’s cavalry brigade, C.S.A., 1864-1865.


    • Admitted to bar, 1872. Established Cuero Star, 1873. Company attorney, 1876-1880.

      Member Texas Senate, 1882-1884. United State Attorneys for Western District of Texas, 1885-1889. Elected, April, 1896, to fill vacancy in 54th Congress caused by death of his law-partner, William H. Crain.

      Reëlected 55th to 57th Congresses (1897-1903), 11th Texas District. Democrat; official reporter, Court of Criminal Appeals, Texas, February 24, since 1905. Home: Austin, Tex.


    Member Tex.


    • Married Mathilde E. Eckhardt, 1872.
    • father: Robert Kleberg
    • mother: Rosa (von Roeder) Kleberg
    • spouse: Mathilde E. Eckhardt
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    Born June 26, 1847
    Died December 28, 1924
    (aged 77)