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Charles Louis Wurzbach Charles Louis Wurzbach
Full Name: Charles Louis Wurzbach
Other surnames: Wurzback
Date of birth: November 25, 1835
Date of death: August 26, 1892

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 86 Jan 13, 1891 - Aug 26, 1892 22nd (1)   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
H 86 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (2)   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
H 71 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (3) (4)   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
H 71 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (5)   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
H 71 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (6)   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(3) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(4) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(5) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(6) Mentioned in "The news from Austin . . . Resignations of Representative Barziza and four others accepted after critical debate . . . Hunter restored to his seat . . . Other resignations not improbable," Thursday, 8/3/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • WURZBACH, CHARLES LOUIS (1835-1892). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Geneaology and biographical sketch of Charles L. Wurzbach. Daughter Norma was the mother of Robert Christian Eckhardt. Relatives: Charles Louis Wurzbach - grandfather; Robert Christian Eckhart - grandson, With the makers of San Antonio. . . HeritageQuest Online.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 139. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Biographical sketch, Charles L. Wurzback, pp. 270-271. Roster spells name Wurzbach. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 268. Born in Germany in November, 1834. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Charles Wurzbach mentioned in biography of his brother Emil 'Dutch' Wurzbach, Texas Wanderlust: the Adventures of Dutch Wurzbach, 1997.
  • Other Resources
  • Wurzbach family group sheet. Relatives: Charles Louis Wurzbach - father; William A. Wurzbach - son. Relatives: William A. Wurzbach - uncle; Robert [Christian] Eckhardt - nephew. Descendants of Johann Jonathan Wurzbach, 2007.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Louis Wurzback, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Charles Louis Wurzbach, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Charles Louis Wurzbach, 22nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 15th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 18th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 22nd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 17th session composite photo of House members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    22nd R.S. - 1891
    Finance  
    Insurance, Statistics, and History  
    Irrigation  
    Printing of Daily Senate and House Journals  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Representation and Apportionment on Congressional Districts  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    Southwestern Lunatic Asylum  
    State Asylums  
    Town and City Corporations  
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Election of W.H. Tucker of Anderson County  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Public Lands and Land Office (Chair) 
    17th R.S. - 1881
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Educational Affairs  
    Finance  
    Internal Improvements  
    Revenue and Taxation (Chair) 
    Senatorial and Representative Districts (Chair) 
    Senatorial and Representative Districts, Apportionment (Co-Chair) 
    16th R.S. - 1879
    Assessment and Collection of Taxes (Chair) 
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Funeral and Remains of the Late Honorable Gustave Schleicher  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Military Affairs  
    New Judiciary Article to the Constitution  
    Penal Code, Select  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Towns and City Corporations  
    15th R.S. - 1876
    Assessment and Collection of Taxes  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Finance  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Military Affairs  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    State Affairs  
    Towns and City Corporations  
    Treasury Mileage Payments to House and Senate  
     

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