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GONZÁLEZ, Henry Barbosa

(1916—2000)


GONZÁLEZ, Henry Barbosa, a Representative from Texas; born in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., May 3, 1916; attended the University of Texas, Austin, Tex.; graduated from San Antonio College, San Antonio, Tex., 1935; graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, Tex., 1943; business consultant; chief probation officer of Bexar County, Tex., 1945-1947; member of the San Antonio, Tex., city council, 1953-1956; member of the Texas state senate, 1956-1961; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-seventh Congress by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Paul J. Kilday and reelected to the eighteen succeeding Congresses (November 4, 1961-January 3, 1999); chairman, Select Committee on Assassinations (Ninety-fifth Congress), Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs (One Hundred First through One Hundred Third Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Sixth Congress in 1998; died in San Antonio, Tex., on November 28, 2000; interment at San Fernando Cemetery II, San Antonio, Tex.


Bibliography

Sloane, Todd A. Gonzalez of Texas: A Congressman for the People. Evanston, Ill.: John Gordon Burke Publishing, 1996.

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

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