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WURZBACH, HARRY MCLEARY
WURZBACH, HARRY MCLEARY (1874–1931). Harry McLeary Wurzbach, lawyer and legislator, son of Kate (Fink) and Charles Louis Wurzbach, was born in San Antonio on May 19, 1874, and was educated in San Antonio public schools and at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. He was admitted to the bar in 1896 and began to practice law in San Antonio. That same year he married Frances Darden Wagner. During the SpanishAmerican War he volunteered as a private in Company F, First Regiment, Texas Volunteer Infantry. He resumed his law practice in Seguin in 1900 and was elected county attorney of Guadalupe County. In 1904 he became county judge and served four terms. On November 2, 1920, Wurzbach was elected to the Sixty-seventh United States Congress from the Fourteenth Texas District, the first native Texan to be a Republican representative. He was also the first Republican from Texas to be elected for more than two terms, for he was reelected to the Sixty-eighth, Sixty-ninth, Seventieth, and Seventy-second congresses. He died in San Antonio on November 6, 1931, and was buried there in the National Cemetery.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:U.S. Congress, Official Congressional Directory (Washington: GPO). Vertical Files, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
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