WURZBACH, Harry McLeary, (1874 - 1931)


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WURZBACH, Harry McLeary, (uncle of Robert Christian Eckhardt), a Representative from Texas; born in San Antonio, Tex., May 19, 1874; attended the public schools, and was graduated from the law department of Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va., in 1896; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in San Antonio, Tex.; during the Spanish-American War volunteered as a private in Company F, First Regiment, Texas Volunteer Infantry; after the war moved to Seguin, Tex., in 1900 and continued the practice of law; prosecuting attorney of Guadalupe County 1900-1902; judge of Guadalupe County 1904-1910; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1929); successfully contested the election of Augustus McCloskey to the Seventy-first Congress; reelected to the Seventy-second Congress and served from February 10, 1930, until his death; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1924; died in San Antonio, Tex., November 6, 1931; interment in Military Cemetery.