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GONZÁLEZ, Henry B., a Representative from Texas; born in San Antonio, Bexar County,
Tex., May 3, 1916; attended the University of Texas, Austin, Tex.; graduated
from San Antonio College, San Antonio, Tex., 1935; graduated from St. Marys
University School of Law, San Antonio, Tex., 1943; business consultant; chief
probation officer of Bexar County, Tex., 1945-1947; member of the San Antonio,
Tex., city council, 1953-1956; member of the Texas state senate, 1956-1961;
elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-seventh Congress by special election to
fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Paul
J. Kilday and reelected to the eighteen succeeding Congresses (November 4,
1961-January 3, 1999); chairman, Select Committee on Assassinations
(Ninety-fifth Congress), Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs (One
Hundred First through One Hundred Third Congresses); was not a candidate for
reelection to the One Hundred Sixth Congress in 1998; died in San Antonio,
Tex., on November 28, 2000; interment at San Fernando Cemetery II, San Antonio,
Henry B. Gonzalez: A Political Profile. New York: Arno Press,
1976; Pycior, Julie Leininger. Henry B. Gonzalez, in Kenneth E. Hendrickson,
Michael L. Collins, and Patrick Cox, eds.
Profiles in Power: Twentieth-Century Texans in Washington.
Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1993.