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Rudy Esquivel Rudolph S. Esquivel
Full Name: Rudolph S. "Rudy" Esquivel
Date of birth: March 18, 1925
Date of death: April 3, 1992

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 68-2 Jan 8, 1963 - Jan 12, 1965 58th (1)   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
H 68-2 Dec 22, 1961 - Jan 8, 1963 57th (2) (3)   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
(1) Sworn 11/23/1962. Oaths of Office.
(2) In Senate, Franklin S. Spears, in special election 12/16/1961, sworn 12/22/1961, succeeded Henry B. Gonzalez, elected Congressman, 25th District, 11/4/1961, resigned Senate seat 11/5/1961. Spears' first session in the Senate was 57th 3rd Called Session. In House, Rudy Esquivel, in special election 12/16/1961, took office 12/22/1961, succeeded Franklin S. Spears, resigned 12/14/1961. Esquivel's first session was 57th 3rd Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Sworn 12/22/1961. Oaths of Office.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 58th Legislature, R.S., HSR 287. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 72nd Legislature, 4th C.S., HR 63. "[Justice Esquivel's] tireless efforts on behalf of the party helped pave the way for other Hispanics to win elective office." Member of Mexican American Bar Association and League of Latin American Citizens. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch included in Tejano Struggle for Representation, 2004.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Army, Captain, World War II and Korea. Military grave marker, Rudolph S. Esquivel. Find a Grave.
  • United States Navy, World War II; United States Army, Korean War. "Justice Esquivel, a veteran of two foreign wars, served as an enlisted man in the United States Navy during World War II and as an artillery captain in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict; for his valor and patriotism, he was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service and was decorated with numerous military campaign ribbons." 72nd Legislature, 4th C.S., HR 63. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Other Resources
  • Rudolph S. Esquivel, birth date 3/18/1925, death date 4/3/1992, interment in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Rudy Esquivel, 58th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 57th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 58th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    58th R.S. - 1963
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Military and Veterans' Affairs  
    State Hospitals and Special Schools  
    57th R.S. - 1961
    Common Carriers  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Local and Uncontested Bills  
    Migrant Labor  

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