SCHLEICHER, Gustave, (1823 - 1879)


SCHLEICHER, Gustave, a Representative from Texas; was born in Darmstadt, Germany, on November 19, 1823; attended the University of Giessen; became a civil engineer and was employed in the construction of several European railroads; immigrated to the United States in 1847 and settled in San Antonio, Tex., in 1850; member of the State house of representatives in 1853 and 1854; served in the State senate 1859-1861; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses and served from March 4, 1875, until his death; chairman, Committee on Railways and Canals (Forty-fifth Congress); had been reelected in 1878 to the Forty-sixth Congress; died in Washington, D.C., January 10, 1879; interment in the United States National Cemetery, San Antonio, Tex.