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Claude B. Hudspeth

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Claude Hudspeth
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 16th district
In office
March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1931
Preceded byThomas L. Blanton
Succeeded byRobert Ewing Thomason
Personal details
Claude Benton Hudspeth

(1877-05-12)May 12, 1877
Texas, U.S.
DiedMarch 19, 1941(1941-03-19) (aged 63)
San Antonio, Texas U.S.
Resting placeMission Burial Park in San Antonio
Political partyDemocratic

Claude Benton Hudspeth (May 12, 1877 – March 19, 1941) was an American cowboy, rancher, and lawyer from El Paso, Texas.


A native of Medina, he represented Texas as a Democrat in the U.S. Congress from 1919 to 1931. He also served in the Texas House of Representatives and in the Texas State Senate.

Hudspeth moved to San Antonio in 1940, and died there on March 19, 1941. He is buried in the Mission Burial Park in San Antonio. Hudspeth County, Texas was named for him after he supported its creation in the state senate.

External links[edit]

  • United States Congress. "HUDSPETH, Claude Benton (id: H000910)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Martin Donell Kohout: Claude Benton Hudspeth from the Handbook of Texas Online
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 16th congressional district

Succeeded by