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Claude Benton HUDSPETH

(1877-1941)

HUDSPETH, Claude Benton, a Representative from Texas; born in Medina, Bandera County, Tex., May 12, 1877; attended the country schools; learned the printing trade; moved to Ozona, Tex., in 1893 and published the Ozona Kicker for a few years; employed as a cowboy; engaged in the cattle trading business and later in ranching; member of the State house of representatives 1902-1906; served in the State senate 1906-1918 and was elected president of that body four times; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1909 and commenced practice in El Paso, Tex.; director of the Texan Oil & Land Co.; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-sixth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1931); was not a candidate for renomination in 1930; resided in San Antonio, Tex., until his death there on March 19, 1941; interment in Mission Burial Park.

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

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