Ferdinand C. Weinert
|Ferdinand C. Weinert|
|Texas Senate, District 21
Texas House, District 80, 91, 97
|Texas Secretary of State|
June 1913 – November 1914
|Preceded by||John L. Wortham|
|Succeeded by||D. A. Gregg|
July 14, 1853|
New Braunfels, Texas
|Died||February 19, 1939
|(Son) Senator Rudolph A. Weinert
(Son) Mayor Hilmar H. Weinert
(Daughter in law) Hilda Blumberg Weinert
Ferdinand C. Weinert (July 14, 1853 – February 19, 1939) was a merchant and politician from Seguin, Texas, who served in the Texas Legislature, four years in the Senate and four terms in the House, and well as serving as Secretary of State.
Early life and family
Ferdinand C. Weinert was born in New Braunfels, Texas, on July 14, 1853, raised in Guadalupe County, Texas and schooled in New Braunfels. He married Clara Bading, and had seven children, making his residence in Seguin and Austin, Texas.
Weinert worked in various mercantile businesses in New Braunfels, Austin, and San Antonio. He was elected justice of the peace in 1875. Then he became county commissioner and county judge of Guadalupe County. He served in the Texas House 1893-1895, 1903-1905, 1931-1935 and Texas Senate 1909-1913. Weinert was appointed Secretary of State June 1, 1913. Weinert died on February 19, 1939, and was buried in the family cemetery in Seguin.
Weinert, Texas in Haskell County, Texas is named for Senator Ferdinand C. Weinert of Seguin, who led many Seguin citizens to settle there on a last fragment of the once open frontier. Weinert, Texas on FM 20, in Guadalupe County is named for the Weinert family. The Weinert House in Seguin is a restored residence of the Senator. F.C.Weinert Bridge, Weinert School and Weinert Street are also located in Seguin, Texas.
|Texas State Senator
from District 21 (Seguin)
James A. Harley
John L. Wortham
|Secretary of State of Texas
D. A. Gregg
- John Gesick, "WEINERT, HILMAR HERMAN," Handbook of Texas Online , accessed June 18, 2011. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
- Crystal Sasse Ragsdale, "WEINERT, HILDA BLUMBERG," Handbook of Texas Online , accessed June 18, 2011. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
- Claudia Hazlewood, "WEINERT, FERDINAND C.," Handbook of Texas Online , accessed June 18, 2011. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
- Legislative Reference Library of Texas
- "WEINERT, TX (HASKELL COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online , accessed June 18, 2011. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
- Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl, "WEINERT, TX (GUADALUPE COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online , accessed June 18, 2011. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
- Visit the Weinert House
- Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, 1914 (5 vols., ed. E. C. Barker and E. W. Winkler Chicago and New York: American Historical Society, reprint 1916)
- Frank Carter Adams, ed., Texas Democracy: A Centennial History of Politics and Personalities of the Democratic Party, 1836–1936 (4 vols., Austin: Democratic Historical Association, 1937)
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