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Robert J. Eckhardt
Full Name: Robert J. Eckhardt
Date of birth: November 9, 1869
Date of death: December 5, 1930

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 20 Oct 9, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th (1)   Democrat Taylor / Williamson   Burnet, Lampasas, Travis, Williamson
(1) Robert J. Eckhardt, in special election 10/9/1915, succeeded Temple H. McGregor, resigned after 1st Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Democrat - listed as chairman of Williamson County democratic executive committee. "Eckhardt is a Candidate: Prominent Business Man, Banker and Farmer of Taylor Announces for State Senate" and "Senatorial Candidate in Field: Robert J. Eckhardt Wants Unexpired Term in Senate," 9/21/1915, p. 7. Galveston Daily News.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Robert J. Eckhardt mentioned in biographical sketch of his father, Robert C. Eckhardt and his mother, Caroline Kleberg Eckhardt. Robert J. is brother of Dr. Joseph C.A. Eckhardt of Austin. [Father of Robert Christian Eckhardt.] Biographical sketches and portraits, Volume III, pp. 1209-1213; Volume IV, pp. 1701-1702. A History of Texas and Texans, 1916.
  • Siblings Rudolph, Marcellus, and Caroline Kleberg [Eckhardt] mentioned in biographical sketch of their father, Robert Justus Kleberg. Relatives: Rudolph and Marcellus Kleberg - uncles; Robert J. Eckhardt - nephew. Sons of Dewitt Colony Texas, 1997.
  • Other Resources
  • Wurzbach family group sheet includes Robert [C.] Eckhardt, "state legislator and U.S. Congressman from Houston, Harris Co., TX," son of Joe Eckhardt and Norma Wurzbach Eckhardt. Relatives: Robert J. Eckhardt - uncle; Robert Christian Eckhardt - nephew. Descendants of Johann Jonathan Wurzbach, 2007.
  • Interment in Taylor City Cemetery, Taylor, Williamson County, TX. Birth date 11/9/1869; death date 12/5/1930. Find a Grave.
  • Census of 1900 shows Robert J. Eckhardt, Taylor, Williamson County, Texas; age 30; born in Texas; occupation "cashier (bank)"; wife Zuba; age 24. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Census of 1920 shows Robert J. Eckhardt, Williamson County, Texas; age 50; born in Texas; occupation "bankrupt, banker"; wife Ruby; age 37. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Mentioned as member of State Normal School Board of Regents, term expiring 1923, p. 213. History and Reminiscences of Denton County, 1918.
  • Mentioned in chapter LXXXII, The Lone Star State, p. 399. The Story of the Exposition: Being the Official History of the International Celebration Held at San Francisco in 1915 to Commemorate the Discovery of the Pacific Ocean and the Construction of the Panama Canal, Volume 3, 1921.
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 34th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, south wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
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