A.J. Wirtz

Alvin Jacob Wirtz

Full Name: Alvin Jacob Wirtz
Date of birth: May 24, 1888
Date of death: October 27, 1951

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 19 Jan 11, 1927 - Jan 13, 1931 40th (3)   41st (1) (2)   Democrat Seguin / Guadalupe   Blanco, Caldwell, Comal, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays
S 19 Jan 13, 1925 - Jan 11, 1927 39th (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Seguin / Guadalupe Senate President Pro Tempore (39th)   Blanco, Caldwell, Comal, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays
S 21 Jan 15, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925 38th (7) (8) (9)   Democrat Seguin / Guadalupe   Blanco, Caldwell, Comal, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays

(1) "Fifteen State Senators Must Seek Re-Election in Summer", 1/3/1930, p. 2. Big Spring Daily Herald.
(2) 41st Legislature - Roll Call of Holdover Senators, 1/8/1929, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(3) 40th Legislature - Certificate of New Senators and Roll Call of New Senators, 1/11/1927, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(4) 39th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Regular Session, elected 1/13/1925. Senate Journal.
(5) 39th Legislature - All 31 Senators were elected on November 4, 1924, per Secretary of State, oath of office administered, 1/13/1925, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(6) 39th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/15/1925, pp. 34-35. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(7) Alvin J. Wirtz, in special election 1/10/1923, sworn in 38th Legislature, succeeded Cyrus F. Richards, resigned 12/7/1922. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(8) "Wirtz, reared a Democrat, calls himself one now." "21st District Electon Being Keenly Watched," 12/29/1922, p. 10. San Antonio Express.
(9) Oath of office administered 1/15/1923, p. 60. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 38th Legislature, 3rd Called Session, "On Members of the Senate," pp. 325-326. Senate Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • Biography. Alvin Wirtz: The Senator, LBJ, and LCRA, 2002.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 98. Austin Lawyers: A Legacy of Leadership and Service, 2005.
  • WIRTZ, ALVIN JACOB (1888-1951). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Memorial, January 1952, p. 40. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Wirtz, Alvin Jacob. Texas State Cemetery.

Other Resources

  • Obituary, Alvin Wirtz, 10/28/1951. Died 10/27/1951. "Wirtz Funeral Held at Austin," 10/30/1951. Dallas Morning News.
  • Wirtz Dam, renamed in 1952 for Alvin J. Wirtz who was instrumental in LCRA's creation and served as its first general counsel. Lower Colorado River Authority.

Photographs

  • Photograph. A.J. Wirtz, 41st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A.J. Wirtz, 40th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A.J. Wirtz, 39th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A.J. Wirtz, 38th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

41st R.S. - 1929
Banking  
Civil Jurisprudence  
Constitutional Amendments  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Enrolled Bills  
Federal Relations  
Finance  
Mining, Irrigation and Drainage  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Health  
Rules (Vice Chair) 
State Affairs (Chair) 
State Free Textbook Law Investigating  
State Penitentiaries  
40th R.S. - 1927
Banking  
Civil Jurisprudence  
Constitutional Amendments  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Enrolled Bills  
Finance  
Internal Improvements  
Military Affairs (Vice Chair) 
Privileges and Elections  
Public Health  
State Affairs (Chair) 
State Penitentiaries  
Tax Survey Committee  
39th R.S. - 1925
Banking  
Civil Jurisprudence  
Constitutional Amendments  
Enrolled Bills  
Internal Improvements  
Military Affairs (Vice Chair) 
Nominations by Governor  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Health  
Rules  
State Affairs (Chair) 
State Institutions and Departments  
38th R.S. - 1923
Charges Against Legislature by Hull Youngblood, Joint  
Civil Jurisprudence  
Commerce and Manufactures  
Constitutional Amendments  
Contingent Expense  
Educational Affairs  
Insurance and Banking  
Judicial Districts  
Mining, Irrigation and Drainage  
Nominations by the Governor  
Public Health  
Public Printing (Chair) 
Rules  
State Affairs  

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