Texas’ Lone Wolf Republican Addresses GOP Convention

Rep. Bruce Alger, the first Republican from Texas elected to the U.S. House of Representatives since Harry Wurzbach of Seguin in 1930, addressed the GOP national convention in the San Francisco Cow Palace on August 20, 1956.

The Dallas congressman was reelected four times but went down to defeat in the Goldwater debacle of 1964.  Embittered by the loss, Alger quit politics and moved to Florida.  In 1976 he returned to Dallas, where he still lives today at the age of 95.

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