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A.J. Wirtz A.J. Wirtz
Full Name: Alvin Jacob Wirtz
Date of birth: May 24, 1888
Date of death: October 27, 1951

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 19 Jan 11, 1927 - Jan 13, 1931 41st (1) (2)   40th (3)   Democrat Seguin / Guadalupe   Blanco, Caldwell, Comal, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays
S 19 Jan 13, 1925 - Jan 11, 1927 39th (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Seguin / Guadalupe Senate President Pro Tempore (39th)   Blanco, Caldwell, Comal, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays
S 21 Jan 15, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925 38th (7) (8) (9)   Democrat Seguin / Guadalupe   Blanco, Caldwell, Comal, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays
(1) "Fifteen State Senators Must Seek Re-Election in Summer", 1/3/1930, p. 2. Big Spring Daily Herald.
(2) 41st Legislature - 1/8/1929, p. 1, listed in "Roll Call of Holdover Senators." Senate Journal.
(3) 40th Legislature - 1/11/1927, p. 1, listed in "Certificate of New Senators" and "Roll Call of New Senators." Senate Journal.
(4) 39th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Regular Session, elected 1/13/1925. Senate Journal.
(5) 39th Legislature - 1/13/1925, p. 1, shows all 31 Senators were elected on 11/4/1924. Senate Journal.
(6) 39th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/15/1925, pp. 34-35. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(7) 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.
(8) "Wirtz, reared a Democrat, calls himself one now." "21st District Electon Being Keenly Watched," 12/29/1922, p. 10. San Antonio Express.
(9) Sworn 1/15/1923, p. 60. Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Biographical Sketches
  • Biography. Alvin Wirtz : the Senator, LBJ, and LCRA, 2002.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 98. Austin Lawyers: A Legacy of Leadership and Service, 2005.
  • WIRTZ, ALVIN JACOB (1888-1951). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. A.J. Wirtz, 38th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A.J. Wirtz, 39th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A.J. Wirtz, 40th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A.J. Wirtz, 41st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 38th session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, west wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • 39th session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, west wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • 40th session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, west wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • 41st session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, east wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • 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 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.
  • Committee Informationtop
    41st R.S. - 1929
    Banking  
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Federal Relations  
    Finance  
    Mining, Irrigation and Drainage  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Health  
    Rules (Vice Chair) 
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    State Free Textbook Law Investigating  
    State Penitentiaries  
    40th R.S. - 1927
    Banking  
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Finance  
    Internal Improvements  
    Military Affairs (Vice Chair) 
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Health  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    State Penitentiaries  
    Tax Survey Committee  
    39th R.S. - 1925
    Banking  
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Internal Improvements  
    Military Affairs (Vice Chair) 
    Nominations by Governor  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Health  
    Rules  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    State Institutions and Departments  
    38th R.S. - 1923
    Charges Against Legislature by Hull Youngblood, Joint  
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Contingent Expense  
    Educational Affairs  
    Insurance and Banking  
    Judicial Districts  
    Mining, Irrigation and Drainage  
    Nominations by the Governor  
    Public Health  
    Public Printing (Chair) 
    Rules  
    State Affairs  
     

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