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Robert Christian ECKHARDT

(1913-2001)

ECKHARDT, Robert Christian, (grandnephew of Rudolph Kleberg, nephew of Harry McLeary Wurzbach, cousin of Richard Mifflin Kleberg, Sr.), a Representative from Texas; born in Austin, Travis County, Tex., July 16, 1913; B.A., University of Texas, 1935; LL.B., University of Texas, 1939; United States Army, 1942-1944; Southwestern Director of Office of Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs, 1944-1945; member of the Texas state house of representatives, 1958-1966; elected as a Democrat to the Ninetieth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1981); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-seventh Congress in 1980; died on November 13, 2001, in Austin, Tex.; interment in Austin Memorial Cemetery, Austin, Tex.

Bibliography

Keith, Gary. Eckhardt: There Once Was A Congressman From Texas. Foreword by Al Gore. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2007.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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