George J. Kempen, in special election 3/12/1918, sworn 5/15/1918, succeeded Rudolph Tschoepe, declared an enemy alien and resigned after 3rd Called Session.
Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Rudolph Tschoepe (1842-1932), burial in Riverside Cemetery, Seguin, Guadalupe County, with spouse Augusta Tschoepe.
Find a Grave.
Rudolph Tschoepe, born 10/9/1842 in Europe. Biographical sketch and photo, "Texas and Her Legislature (Legislative Section)," Members of Texas House of Representatives, 35th Legislature, 2/28/1917, p. 16.
Fort Worth Record.
"Texas Legislator Forced to Retire," Palestine Daily Herald, 2/9/1918, p. 3, crediting Palestine Public Library. "After having lived 70 years in this country, and nearly all of that period in Texas, Rudolph Tschoepe of Guadalupe county, member of the thirty-fifth legislature from the eighty-third representative district, found that he was not a citizen of the United States under the alien enemy order of the president, and has accordingly tendered his resignation."
Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
Obituary, "Civil War Veterans Succumb Within 30 Hours," 3/18/1932, p. 5. "Rudolph Tschoepe, a former representative in the State Legislature, died at 5 a.m Thursday and his brother Friday at 3:45 o'clock while the former's funeral services were being held. Both were Confederate veterans and Rudolph was also a Ranger in the early days."
San Antonio Express.
35th Legislature (1917) - Rudolph Tschoepe, postoffice Seguin, nativity Germany, age 75 (born circa 1837), retired farmer, Democrat.
Texas Legislative Manual.
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