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Claude Benton Hudspeth

Claude Benton Hudspeth (May 12, 1877 – March 19, 1941) was an American cowboy, rancher, lawyer, and statesman 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 linksEdit

  • 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
Thomas L. Blanton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 16th congressional district

1919–1931
Succeeded by
R. Ewing Thomason