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Augustus McCLOSKEY

(1878-1950)

McCLOSKEY, Augustus, a Representative from Texas; born in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., September 23, 1878; attended Atascosa (Tex.) School, St. Joseph’s Academy, San Antonio, Tex., and St. Mary’s College, San Antonio, Tex.; employed as a stenographer 1903-1907; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1907 and commenced practice in San Antonio, Tex.; judge of Bexar County 1920-1928; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Houston, Tex., in 1928; presented credentials as a Democratic Member-elect to the Seventy-first Congress and served from March 4, 1929, to February 10, 1930, when he was succeeded by Harry M. Wurzbach, who successfully contested his election; was not a candidate for renomination in 1930; resumed the practice of law; judge of the corporation court of San Antonio, Tex., from January 1943 to July 1947; practiced law until his death in San Antonio, Tex., July 21, 1950; interment in San Fernando Cemetery.

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

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