Keith, Gary.

Eckhardt : there once was a congressman from Texas / Gary A. Keith ; foreword by Al Gore. - 1st ed. - Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007. - xv, 419 p. : ill. - ebrary Focus on American history series . - Focus on American history series. .

Includes bibliographical references (p. 377-392) and index.

The German Texas pioneers -- Bobby Eckhardt in Austin -- Student Eckhardt on the forty acres -- Eckhardt's shingle and pen -- Civil rights and labor -- Eckhardt in 1940s Texas politics -- Brother Eckhardt goes to Houston -- Eckhardt, the Texas observer, and Yarborough come of age -- Freshman legislator of the year, 1959 -- The veteran legislator -- Readying for Congress -- Inside Congress, inside Washington -- The veteran congressman -- Public v. special interest : environmental and consumer policymaking -- The oil and gas wars -- The 1980 election -- Congressman emeritus -- Afterword -- Robert Christian Eckhardt : a chronology.


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Eckhardt, Bob.


United States. Congress. House --Biography.


Legislators--United States--Biography.
Legislators--Texas--Biography.
Labor lawyers--Texas--Biography.
Political activists--Texas--Biography.
Liberalism--History--Texas--20th century.
Political parties--History--Texas--20th century.


Texas--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Texas--Politics and government--1951-

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