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Henry B. Gonzalez - Voice of the People

Henry B. Gonzalez, a highly revered and outspoken San Antonio Congressman for nearly four decades, established a national reputation for public service and for his advocacy of economic justice and equality for all Americans. Known affectionately by thousands as "Henry B.," he left a legacy of achievements that shaped the American economy and society in the last half of the twentieth century. The Henry B. Gonzalez Collection includes his personal and professional papers from his long career in politics from the San Antonio City Hall to the halls of Congress. The Gonzalez Collection is located at the Center for American History, the University of Texas at Austin.

The Henry B. Gonzalez Collection includes over 500 linear feet of correspondence, committee records, campaign files, schedules, personal schedules, appointments, legislative files, photographs, video and audiotapes, memorabilia and artifacts.

This extensive and valuable collection includes records from Congressman Gonzalez's years of public service as an elected official on the San Antonio City Council, the Texas State Senate, and the U.S. Congress. The Henry B. Gonzalez Collection is part of the Center for American History's far-reaching collected works of more than sixty members of Congress from Texas from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. These include

Sam Houston, Sam Rayburn, John Nance Garner, Tom Connally, Morris Sheppard, Lloyd Bentsen and Ralph Yarborough, and many others. San Antonio representatives in the Congressional History Collection include Garner, Maury Maverick, Sr., Bob Krueger and Harry Wurzbach.

Photograph: Henry B. Gonzalez. Gonzalez (Henry B.) Papers, CAH; E-HBG-0003.


Henry B. Gonzalez. Gonzalez (Henry B.) Papers, CAH; E-HBG-0003.


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