Van Zandt, K. M. (Khleber Miller), 1836-1930

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Birth 1836-11-07
Death 1930-03-19

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Confederate soldier, legislator, merchant, banker, community leader. Born 1836 in Salem, Tennessee. Moved to Texas in 1839. Also, spent part of childhood in Washington D.C. where his father, Isaac Van Zandt (1813-1847) negotiated the annexation of the Republic of Texas. Served as a Confederate officer during the Civil War. Following the war, moved to Fort Worth, Texas, and became a merchant and advocate of railroad construction. In 1873, organized the Tarrant County Construction Company which supervised the grading for the Texas and Pacific Railroad. In 1874, established the Fort Worth National Bank, of which he served as president for fifty-six years. Served as president of the K. M. Van Zandt Land Company and as a director of the Fort Worth Life Insurance Company. Served for twenty years on the Fort Worth school board. Served in the Texas House of Representatives during the Reconstruction. Supported educational and religious movements, and for over sixty years was a member and elder of the First Christian Church at Fort Worth. Died 1930 in Fort Worth.

From the description of Papers, 1774-1965, (bulks 1835-1965). (Texas Tech University). WorldCat record id: 26067584

Van Zandt was a Confederate soldier, legislator, merchant, banker, and community leader. He was born in 1836 in Salem, Tennessee, and moved to Texas in 1839. He also spent part of childhood in Washington D.C. where his father, Isaac Van Zandt (1813-1847), negotiated the annexation of the Republic of Texas. He served as a Confederate officer during the Civil War. Following the war, he moved to Fort Worth, Texas, and became a merchant and advocate of railroad construction. In 1873, he organized the Tarrant County Construction Company which supervised the grading for the Texas and Pacific Railroad. In 1874, he established the Fort Worth National Bank, of which he served as president for fifty-six years. He also served as president of the K. M. Van Zandt Land Company and as a director of the Fort Worth Life Insurance Company. Van Zandt served for twenty years on the Fort Worth school board and served in the Texas House of Representatives during Reconstruction. He supported educational and religious movements and, for over sixty years, was a member and elder of the First Christian Church at Fort Worth. Van Zandt died in 1930 in Fort Worth.

From the guide to the Khleber Miller Van Zandt Papers, S1121. 1., 1774-1953 and undated, (Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University)

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Subjects:

  • Land settlement--Texas--History
  • Business enterprises
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans
  • Fort Worth (Tex.)--History
  • Banks and banking--Texas--History
  • Civic leaders--Texas--Fort Worth
  • Confederate States of America--Veterans
  • Banks and banking--History
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Genealogy
  • Texas--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Civic leaders
  • Railroads--History
  • Texas--Politics and government--1865-1950
  • Land settlement--History
  • Tarrant County (Tex.)--History

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  • Texas--Fort Worth (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Tarrant County (Tex.) (as recorded)
  • Texas (as recorded)
  • Confederate States of America (as recorded)
  • Fort Worth (Tex.) (as recorded)