Robert C. Eckhardt

Full Name: Robert Christian "Bob" Eckhardt
Date of birth: July 16, 1913
Date of death: November 13, 2001

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 22-2 Jan 12, 1965 - Jan 10, 1967 59th   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 22-2 Jan 8, 1963 - Jan 12, 1965 58th (1)   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 22-2 Jan 10, 1961 - Jan 8, 1963 57th   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 22-2 Jan 13, 1959 - Jan 10, 1961 56th   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris

(1) Sworn 11/16/1962. Oaths of Office.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • ECKHARDT, Robert Christian (1913-2001). Representative, TX. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present.
  • Biography in LRL collection, 342.73 EC57K. Eckhardt: There Once Was a Congressman From Texas, 2007.
  • Geneaology and biographical sketch of Charles L. Wurzbach. Daughter Norma was the mother of Robert Christian Eckhardt. Relatives: Charles Louis Wurzbach - grandfather; Robert Christian Eckhart - grandson, With the makers of San Antonio. . . HeritageQuest Online.
  • Robert J. Eckhardt mentioned in biographical sketch of his father, Robert C. Eckhardt and his mother, Caroline Kleberg Eckhardt. Robert J. is brother of Dr. Joseph C.A. Eckhardt of Austin. [Father of Robert Christian Eckhardt.] Biographical sketches and portraits, Volume III, pp. 1209-1213; Volume IV, pp. 1701-1702. A History of Texas and Texans, 1916.
  • 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.
  • Memorial, May 2002, p. 470. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Biographical sketch, 86th Legislature. Relatives: Robert C. Eckhardt - father, Sarah Eckhardt - daughter. Texas Senate.

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Wurzbach family group sheet includes Robert [C.] Eckhardt, "state legislator and U.S. Congressman from Houston, Harris Co., TX," son of Joe Eckhardt and Norma Wurzbach Eckhardt. Relatives: Robert J. Eckhardt - uncle; Robert Christian Eckhardt - nephew. Descendants of Johann Jonathan Wurzbach, 2007.
  • Wurzbach family group sheet. Relatives: Charles Louis Wurzbach - father; William A. Wurzbach - son. Relatives: William A. Wurzbach - uncle; Robert [Christian] Eckhardt - nephew. Descendants of Johann Jonathan Wurzbach, 2007.
  • Robert Christian Eckhardt (1913-2001), burial in Austin Memorial Park, Austin, Travis County. Includes photograph, biographical sketch. Find a Grave.
  • Relatives: Rudolph Kleberg - granduncle; Robert Christian "Bob" Eckhardt - grandnephew. Political Graveyard: a Database of Historic Cemeteries.


  • Photograph. Bob Eckhardt, 59th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bob Eckhardt, 58th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bob Eckhardt, 57th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bob Eckhardt, 56th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bob Eckhardt, 56th Legislature, Texas Yearbook, 56th Legislature

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

59th R.S. - 1965
Constitutional Amendments  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Houston Legal Aid Foundation  
Military and Veterans' Affairs  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
58th R.S. - 1963
Constitutional Amendments  
Engrossed Bills  
Military and Veterans' Affairs  
Revenue and Taxation  
57th R.S. - 1961
Beach Development  
Conservation and Reclamation  
Criminal Jurisprudence (Chair) 
Election Law (Vice Chair) 
Federal Relations  
Revenue and Taxation  
56th R.S. - 1959
Conservation and Reclamation  
Constitutional Amendments  
Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
Public Lands and Buildings  

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