KLEBERG, MARCELLUS E.
KLEBERG, MARCELLUS E. (1849–1913). Marcellus E. Kleberg, attorney, son of Robert Justus and Rosalie (von Roeder) Kleberg,qqv was born at Meyersville, Texas, on February 7, 1849. He attended Concrete College and graduated from the law school of Washington and Lee University in 1872. He established his law practice in DeWitt County and in 1873 was elected to the House of the Thirteenth Texas Legislature. He moved to Bellville in 1875 and formed a law partnership with B. T. Harris. On October 24, 1875, he married Emilie Miller of Austin and later in the year moved his law practice to Galveston. In Galveston Kleberg was city attorney, city commissioner, and a trustee and president of the school board for eighteen years. He was a charter member of the state bar association and a delegate to the national bar association in 1912. He was a regent of the University of Texas under Governor S. W. T. Lanham. Kleberg died in Galveston on March 1, 1913, leaving his widow and six children.
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