Richard M. Kleberg U.S. Congressperson

Richard Mifflin Kleberg, Sr. (November 18, 1887 – May 8, 1955), a Democrat, was a seven-term member of the United States House of Representatives from Texas's 14th congressional district over the period 1931–1945 and an heir to the King Ranch in South Texas. He was first elected in 1931 in a special election called due to the death of Harry M. Wurzbach. His election caused the Democratic party to achieve an absolute majority in the House of Representatives --- a majority it retained for all but four of the next sixty-three years. He was elected unopposed in 1940 and 1942. Lyndon B. Johnson served as a congressional secretary under Kleberg from 1931 until his appointment as head of the Texas National Youth Administration in 1935. Kleberg was the son of Alice Gertrudis (King) and Robert Justus Kleberg.

Personal details

Date of birth
November 18th, 1887
Date of death
1955 at age of 67
Place of death
Hot Springs
Places lived
Corpus Christi , Texas
pop. 316,381 (2013)


1. University of Texas at Austin Colleges/University

The University of Texas at Austin (informally Texas, University of Texas, UT Austin, or simply UT) is a state research university in Austin, Texas, USA. It is the flagship institution of the University of Texas System. Founded in 1883, its campus is approximately 0.25 miles (400 m) from the Texas State Capitol in Austin. The institution has the fifth-largest single-campus enrollment in the nation as of fall 2010 (and had the largest enrollment in the country from 1997 to 2003), with over 50,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 16,500 faculty and staff. It currently holds the largest enrollment of any college in Texas.

Institution info

Type Land-grant university
2012. 2.86 bil. $
2011. 14.1 bil. $
Institution colors
September 15th, 1883
110 Inner Campus Dr, 78712 - Austin, Texas
2012. 39,955
2010. 38,420
2009. 38,168
2012. 12,231
2011. 12,682
2010. 12,775
Acceptance rate
2013. 40.2 %
2012. 46.8 %
2011. 46.6 %
2010. 47.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 9.79 K $
2011. 9.79 K $
2010. 9.42 K $
2009. 8.94 K $
2008. 8.51 K $
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Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of Texas at Austin connected by profession and/or age

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2. Roy Miller High School High school

Roy Miller High School is the oldest high school in Corpus Christi, Texas (USA). It was created in 1894, and is part of the Corpus Christi Independent School District. Originally known as Corpus Christi High the school was renamed in 1950 in honor of Henry Pomeroy Miller, the former mayor Of Corpus Christi. Their mascot is the Battlin' Buccaneers. This is the only Corpus Christi high school to have 2 state football championships (1938 and 1960; the latter being one of the first truly integrated squads in Texas).

Type Public high school
1 Battlin Buc Blvd, Texas
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Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender

People attended Roy Miller High School connected by profession and/or age

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Political engagements

Democratic Party

Party founded


Geographic scope

United States of America


Third Way
Social democracy
Social liberalism


Official web page

Wikipedia article

The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the younger Republican Party. Tracing its origins back to the Democratic-Republican Party, the modern Democratic Party was founded around 1828. There have been 15 Democratic presidents, the first being Andrew Jackson, who served from 1829 to 1837; the most recent is the current president, Barack Obama, who has served since 2009. Since the 1930s, the party has promoted a social-liberal platform, supporting social justice and a mixed economy. Until the late 20th century the party had a powerful conservative and populist wing based in the rural South, which over time has greatly diminished. Today its Congressional caucus is composed mostly of progressives and centrists. As of the 113th Congress, following the 2012 elections, the Democratic Party holds a minority of seats in the House of Representatives and a majority of seats in the United States Senate, as well as a minority of state governorships and control of a minority of state legislatures.


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