A Guide to the Fritz Engelhard Papers, 1944, 1973
Fritz Engelhard (1878-1957) was a rancher, farmer, and state legislator from Eagle Lake, Texas. Born in Rising City, Nebraska, Engelhard graduated from Yale University. In 1937 he married Gay Buis in Del Rio, Texas, later moving to Eagle Lake. Elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1931 and again in 1933, Engelhard was an organizer of the Colorado River Improvement Association and a sponsor of bills to create the Lower Colorado River Authority in which he later served as chairman. Engelhard served as 10th District Supervisor of the federal farm census and was active in the work of the Farm Bureau. He was memorialized in the Texas House Journal, Vol. I., 55th Legislature, 1957, p. 847.
Collection concerns the families of Fritz Engelhard (1878-1957), a member of the Texas House of Representatives, 1931-1935, and Jack D. Cahill of Eagle Lake, Texas. Materials include correspondence, legal records, and photographs.
This collection is open for research use.
Fritz Engelhard Papers, 1944, 1973, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Lynn Bell, November 1983.
Subsequent revisions were made by Stefanie Lapka, November 2012.
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