B.J. Leyendecker

Boniface Juvenal Leyendecker

Full Name: Boniface Juvenal Leyendecker, Sr.
Date of birth: May 3, 1866
Date of death: June 27, 1953

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 75 Jan 9, 1945 - Jan 14, 1947 49th   Democrat Laredo / Webb   Webb, Zapata
H 75 Jan 12, 1943 - Jan 9, 1945 48th   Democrat Laredo / Webb   Webb, Zapata
H 75 Jan 14, 1941 - Jan 12, 1943 47th   Democrat Laredo / Webb   Webb, Zapata
H 75 Jan 10, 1939 - Jan 14, 1941 46th   Democrat Laredo / Webb   Webb, Zapata
H 75 Jan 12, 1937 - Jan 10, 1939 45th   Democrat Laredo / Webb   Webb, Zapata

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, Boniface Juvenal Leyendecker (1866-1953), including profile in Laredo Times, 4/11/1943, and obituary in San Antonio Express, 6/28/1953. Relatives: John (Johann) Leyendecker (Representative from Colorado County, 1873-1874) - father, Boniface Leyendecker - son. The Strangest Names in American Political History.

Other Resources

  • Bonifacio Juvenal Leyendecker, birth date 5/3/1866 in Laredo, death date 6/27/1953 in Laredo, Webb County, retired Representative, Texas Legislature. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Boniface J. Leyendecker, birth date 5/3/1866, death date 6/27/1953, burial in Calvary Catholic Cemetey, Laredo, Webb County. Find a Grave.
  • Occupational and biographical information - 45th Legislature, Chapter 1, "The Big Job," pp. 1-17. The Legislature and the Texas People, 1937.
  • 49th Legislature (1945) - B.J. Leyendecker, postoffice Laredo, Webb County, nativity Texas, age 78 (born circa 1867), retired, member of former legislatures: 45th-48th. Texas Legislative Manual.


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Committee Information top

49th R.S. - 1945
Banks and Banking  
Congressional and Legislative Districts  
Engrossed Bills (Chair) 
Liquor Regulation  
Municipal and Private Corporations  
48th R.S. - 1943
Counties (Vice Chair) 
Liquor Regulation  
Public Health  
47th R.S. - 1941
Banks and Banking (Chair) 
Claims and Accounts  
Engrossed Bills  
Liquor Traffic  
State Affairs  
46th R.S. - 1939
Engrossed Bills  
Game and Fisheries  
Liquor Traffic  
State Affairs (Vice Chair) 
45th R.S. - 1937
Common Carriers  
Game and Fisheries  
Liquor Traffic  
Live Stock and Stock Raising  
Public Health  

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