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Rudolph S. Esquivel

Rudy Esquivel
Full Name: Rudolph S. "Rudy" Esquivel
Birth date: March 18, 1925
Death date: April 3, 1992

Terms of Service

  • House, 58th (3) Legislature
    1/8/1963 - 1/12/1965
  • House, 57th (1) (2) Legislature
    12/22/1961 - 1/8/1963
(1) 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.
(2) Sworn 12/22/1961. Oaths of Office .
(3) Sworn 11/23/1962. Oaths of Office .

Biographical Notes and Resources

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 .
  • 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

  • United States Army, Captain, World War II and Korea. Military grave marker, Rudolph S. Esquivel, birth date 3/18/1925, death date 4/3/1992, burial in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio. Find a Grave .
  • Biographical sketch included in Tejano Struggle for Representation 2004.
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