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McCLOSKEY, Augustus, a Representative from Texas; born in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., September
23, 1878; attended Atascosa (Tex.) School, St. Josephs Academy, San Antonio, Tex., and St.
Marys 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.