Charles Bellinger

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Charles Bellinger

Lockhart, Caldwell County, Texas, USA
Death 14 Jun 1937 (aged 62)
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 7575763 · View Source
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Businessman, Political Leader. As a boy, he learned the art of dealing a deck of cards and became so good at it he was hired to work as a dealer in a gambling establishment. There he worked until he made his boss wealthy. With a little money he then moved to San Antonio. His luck at poker soon helped him to pay down on a home and open a saloon. As he continued to win he opened and expanded his saloon operations city-wide. He also invested in real estate and became San Antonio's greatest entrepreneur. Occasionally, he made cross country gambling trips and became one of the most feared men in the nation at the gambling tables. His gambling abilities were known from coast-to-coast. Having become rich and powerful he was able to gain absolute control of San Antonio's election process. But in 1936 he was convicted of failure to pay income tax. However, he received a pardon from President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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  • Originally Created by: Deleon Todd
  • Added: 14 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7575763
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Bellinger (15 Apr 1875–14 Jun 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7575763, citing Eastview Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .