R. Kleberg

Rudolph Kleberg

Full Name: Rudolph Kleberg
Other surnames: Kleburg
Date of birth: June 26, 1847
Date of death: December 28, 1924

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 26 Jan 9, 1883 - Sep 9, 1886 18th (3) (4)   19th (1) (2)   Democrat Cuero / DeWitt   Aransas, Atascosa, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Karnes, Live Oak, McMullen, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria, Wilson

(1) R. Kleburg, Democrat, p. 163. Burke's Texas Almanac and Immigrants' Handbook for 1885, 1885.
(2) Kleberg resigned 9/9/1886. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(4) 18th Legislature, Regular Session - All Senators except District 3 and 21 are listed in Roll Call as taking the oath of office, 1/9/1883, p. 2; resolution by Sen. Gooch that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes, 1/10/1883, pp. 5-6; drew term of 4 years. Senate Journal. January 10, 1883 January 9, 1883

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • KLEBERG, Rudolph (1847-1924). Representative, TX. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress.
  • Rudolph Kleberg, birth date 6/26/1847 in Cat Springs, Austin County; death date 12/28/1924; photo; burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis County. Find a Grave.
  • KLEBERG, RUDOLPH (1847-1924). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of father, Robert Justin [sic] Kleberg, Wave of the Gulf. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Biographical sketch, Rudolph Kleberg, pp. 85-86. Birth date 7/15/1874. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Biographical sketch, Rudolph Kleberg, pp. 207-208. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Biographical sketch of Robert Kleberg, father of Rudolph and Marcellus Kleberg, pp. 24-29. Tiling, Moritz, 1851-1916. History of the German Element in Texas from 1820-1850, and Historical Sketches of the German Texas Singers' League and Houston Turnverein from 1853-1913, 1913, Houston, Texas, crediting University of Texas at Arlington Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of father, Robert Justus Kleberg. Relatives: Marcellus Kleberg and Rudolph Kleberg - brothers. Includes photos of Rudolph Kleberg and the three Kleberg brothers: Rudolph, Marcellus, and Robert. Sons of Dewitt Colony Texas, 1997.
  • Siblings Rudolph, Marcellus, and Caroline Kleberg [Eckhardt] mentioned in biographical sketch of their father, Robert Justus Kleberg. Relatives: Rudolph and Marcellus Kleberg - granduncles; Robert Christian Eckhardt - grandnephew. Sons of Dewitt Colony Texas, 1997.
  • Siblings Rudolph, Marcellus, and Caroline Kleberg [Eckhardt] mentioned in biographical sketch of their father, Robert Justus Kleberg. Relatives: Rudolph and Marcellus Kleberg - uncles; Robert J. Eckhardt - nephew. Sons of Dewitt Colony Texas, 1997.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 245-246. "First native Texan of German descent in the Texas Senate." Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company C, 4th Texas Cavalry. Rudolph Kleberg. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 161. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.

Other Resources

Photographs

  • Photograph. R. Kleberg, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. R. Kleberg, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

19th R.S. - 1885
Enrolled Bills  
Finance  
General Land Office  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Memorial Services for the Late J.C. Buchanan  
Penitentiaries  
Private Land Claims  
Public Debt  
State Affairs  
Stock and Stockraising (Chair) 
18th R.S. - 1883
Enrolled Bills  
Finance  
General Land Office  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 2  
Penitentiaries  
Private Land Claims  
Retrenchment and Reform (Chair) 
San Antonio  
Stock and Stockraising  

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