Maury Maverick

Maury Maverick

Original Name Fontaine Maury Maverick
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Death 7 Jun 1954 (aged 58)
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 5646 · View Source
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US Congressman. He attended the Virginia Military Institute in 1912 to 1913 and the University of Texas in 1913 to 1916. In 1937, he took a special course in Economics at St. Mary’s University. He practiced law in San Antonio for several years and also helped develop and served as Vice-President of the Kelley-Maverick Lumber Company in San Antonio. He was very active in civic affairs, and organized the Citizens’ League of San Antonio in 1929. He served as tax collector of Bexar County, Texas in 1929 and 1931 and as a Representative to the United States Congress 1935 to 1939 where he served on the Military Affairs Committee and the Sub-Committee on Aviation. In Congress, he was known for his participation in passing and strengthening New Deal programs. He was elected Mayor of San Antonio in 1939 and served until 1941. He is credited with bringing reform to the local government and led the restoration of La Villita, the historic Spanish village in modern San Antonio. During World War II, he was a member of the War Production Board and chairman of the Smaller War Plants Corporation. He was also an author and wrote the books “A Maverick American” (1937) and “In Blood and Ink: The Life and Documents of American Democracy” (1939), as well as numerous articles.

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