Krueger, Robert, 1935-....

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U.S. Congressman Robert Charles Bob Krueger was born on September 19, 1935, in New Braunfels, Texas. After graduating from Southern Methodist University (B.A., 1957) and Duke University (M.A., 1958), Krueger received a PhD in English from the University of Oxford in 1964. For several years, he taught English at Duke University, where he also became Dean of the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences. From 1975 to 1979, Krueger served two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democrat from the 21st Congressional District of Texas. Following his loss for a third term to John Tower, Krueger served in President Jimmy Carter’s administration as Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Mexican Affairs in the State Department from 1979 to 1981. In the 1980s, Krueger returned to Texas to lecture at numerous universities and to write a newspaper column, published throughout the state. He was elected to the Texas Railroad Commission in 1990, and in 1993 Governor Ann Richards selected him to fill Lloyd Bentsen’s vacated U.S. Senate seat until a special election. President Bill Clinton appointed Krueger as Ambassador to Burundi in 1994, and after two years, he became Ambassador to Botswana, serving until 1999.

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Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Krueger, Robert Charles. Library of Congress. http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=K000333 (accessed October 14, 2010).

From the guide to the Krueger, Bob, papers 1979; 93-244; 93-287., 1970-1993, (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

U.S. Congressman Robert Charles Bob Krueger was born on September 19, 1935, in New Braunfels, Texas.

After graduating from Southern Methodist University (B.A., 1957) and Duke University (M.A., 1958), Krueger received a PhD in English from the University of Oxford in 1964. For several years, he taught English at Duke University, where he also became Dean of the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences. From 1975 to 1979, Krueger served two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democrat from the 21st Congressional District of Texas. Following his loss for a third term to John Tower, Krueger served in President Jimmy Carter's administration as Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Mexican Affairs in the State Department from 1979 to 1981. In the 1980s, Krueger returned to Texas to lecture at numerous universities and to write a newspaper column, published throughout the state. He was elected to the Texas Railroad Commission in 1990, and in 1993 Governor Ann Richards selected him to fill Lloyd Bentsen's vacated U.S. Senate seat until a special election. President Bill Clinton appointed Krueger as Ambassador to Burundi in 1994, and after two years, he became Ambassador to Botswana, serving until 1999.

Source:

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Krueger, Robert Charles. Library of Congress. http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=K000333 (accessed October 14, 2010).

From the description of Krueger, Bob, papers, 1970-1993 (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 776663100

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referencedIn Crawford, Ann Fears. Papers, 1917-1991. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library
creatorOf Krueger, Robert, 1935-. Krueger, Bob, papers, 1970-1993 University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Campos, Marc,. Oral history interview with Marc Campos, 1996 [videorecording]. University of Texas at Arlington, Central Library
referencedIn Biography -- Krueger, Bob. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library
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Birth 1935-09-19

Death 2014-03-23

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