Augustus McCloskey

Augustus McCloskey (September 23, 1878 – July 21, 1950) was a U.S. Representative from Texas.

Augustus McCloskey
Augustus McCloskey (Texas Congressman).jpg
U.S. House of Representatives collection, circa 1929
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 14th district
In office
March 4, 1929 – February 10, 1930
Preceded byHarry M. Wurzbach
Succeeded byHarry M. Wurzbach
Personal details
Born(1878-09-23)September 23, 1878
San Antonio, Texas
DiedJuly 21, 1950(1950-07-21) (aged 71)
San Antonio, Texas
Political partyDemocratic

Born in San Antonio, Texas, McCloskey attended Atascosa (Texas) School, St. Joseph's Academy, San Antonio, Texas, and St. Mary's College, San Antonio, Texas. He was employed as a stenographer 1903–1907. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1907 and commenced practice in San Antonio, Texas. He served as judge of Bexar County 1920–1928, and as delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Houston, Texas, in 1928.

McCloskey presented credentials as a Democratic Member-elect to the Seventy-first Congress and served from March 4, 1929, to February 10, 1930, when he was succeeded by Harry M. Wurzbach who successfully contested his election. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1930. He resumed the practice of law. He served as judge of the corporation court of San Antonio, Texas, from January 1943 to July 1947. He practiced law until his death in San Antonio, Texas, July 21, 1950. He was interred in San Fernando Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Augustus McCloskey (id: M000341)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Harry M. Wurzbach
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 14th congressional district

March 4, 1929 – February 10, 1930
Succeeded by
Harry M. Wurzbach