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Alvin Jacob Wirtz

A.J. Wirtz
Full Name: Alvin Jacob Wirtz
Birth date: May 24, 1888
Death date: October 27, 1951

Terms of Service

(1) "Fifteen State Senators Must Seek Re-Election in Summer", 1/3/1930, p. 2. Big Spring Daily Herald .
(2) Alvin J. Wirtz, in special election 1/10/1923, sworn in 38th Legislature, succeeded Cyrus F. Richards, resigned 12/7/1922. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) "Wirtz, reared a Democrat, calls himself one now." "21st District Electon Being Keenly Watched," 12/29/1922, p. 10. San Antonio Express .
(4) 39th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/15/1925, pp. 34-35. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal .
(5) 40th Legislature - 1/11/1927, p. 1, listed in "Certificate of New Senators" and "Roll Call of New Senators." Senate Journal .
(6) Sworn 1/15/1923, p. 60. Senate Journal .
(7) 41st Legislature - 1/8/1929, p. 1, listed in "Roll Call of Holdover Senators." Senate Journal .
(8) 39th Legislature - 1/13/1925, p. 1, shows all 31 Senators were elected on 11/4/1924. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Biography. Alvin Wirtz : the Senator, LBJ, and LCRA 2002.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 98. Austin Lawyers: A Legacy of Leadership and Service 2005.
  • Obituary, "Alvin Wirtz Collapses at Game, Dies," 10/28/1951. Died 10/27/1951 after a heart attack at the Texas-Rice football game. "Wirtz Funeral Held at Austin," 10/30/1951. Dallas Morning News .
  • WIRTZ, ALVIN JACOB (1888-1951). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Wirtz Dam, renamed in 1952 for Alvin J. Wirtz who was instrumental in LCRA's creation and served as its first general counsel. Lower Colorado River Authority .
  • Memorial, January 1952, p. 40. Texas Bar Journal .
  • Wirtz, Alvin Jacob. Texas State Cemetery .
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