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Kyle, Henry C.

Henry C. Kyle


Henry C. Kyle Jr. (1909–1998) was born in Houston, Texas. He attended Southwest Texas State Teachers College from 1927–1931, graduating with his teaching degree. He taught in Buda from 1930–1931 before attending Cumberland University Law School in Lebanon, Tennessee. Kyle was elected to the 43rd Texas Legislature in 1932. He opened his own law firm in 1947 in San Marcos. Along with working as Hays County Attorney, Kyle served as the first elected chairman for the Republican Party in Hays County. He served as a vice president of the United Hays County Drys, an organization that strove to keep Hays County dry.

Texas 150 Oral History

Henry C. Kyle Jr. talks about his experiences with politics while serving in the 43rd legislature in the 1930s. He discusses the political atmosphere of Hays County from the 1930s through the 1950s. Mr. Kyle also compares his own political beliefs with U.S. presidents and some of the faculty members he knew at the university, including Prof. Green.

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