Robert Justus Kleberg, Jr. (1853 - 1932)

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Birthplace: DeWitt County, Texas, USA
Death: Died in Kingsville, Kleberg County, Texas, USA
Managed by: Doug Robinson
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About Robert Justus Kleberg, Jr.

Robert Justus Kleberg, Jr. (December 5, 1853 – October 10, 1932) was born to Rose and Robert J. Kleberg in Texas and attended the University of Virginia. He served as legal counsel to Richard King and his 600,000-acre (2,400 km2) King Ranch.

He married Alice Gertrudis King, the youngest daughter of cattle baron, Captain Richard King.

When King died, Kleberg took over the management of the ranch in 1885. Under his tenure the ranch grew to encompass over 1,300,000 acres (5,300 km2). Eventually oil was discovered under much of this cattle country. His son Richard M. Kleberg had recently been elected to the U.S. House of Representatives (in 1931), which was mentioned in Time magazine issue of 17 October, 1932 which reported the elder Kleberg's death.

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Robert Justus Kleberg, Jr.'s Timeline

December 5, 1853
DeWitt County, Texas, USA
Age 33
Kingsville Kleberg County Texas
October 10, 1932
Age 78
Kingsville, Kleberg County, Texas, USA
October 1932
Age 78
Kingsville, Kleberg County, Texas, USA