Bob Krueger

American politician

Robert Charles Krueger (September 19, 1935 – April 30, 2022) was an American politician. He was born in New Braunfels, Texas. He was the U.S. Senator from Texas between January 1993 to June 1993, having replaced the retiring Senator Lloyd Bentsen. He lost the special election to Kay Bailey Hutchison.

Bob Krueger
Official portrait, 1993
United States Ambassador to Botswana
In office
July 23, 1996 – December 6, 1999
Nominated byBill Clinton
Preceded byHoward Jeter
Succeeded byJohn E. Lange
United States Ambassador to Burundi
In office
June 29, 1994 – September 10, 1995
Nominated byBill Clinton
Preceded byCynthia Shepard Perry
Succeeded byMorris N. Hughes Jr.
United States Senator
from Texas
In office
January 21, 1993 – June 14, 1993
Appointed byAnn Richards
Preceded byLloyd Bentsen
Succeeded byKay Bailey Hutchison
Railroad Commissioner of Texas
In office
January 3, 1991 – January 21, 1993
GovernorBill Clements
Ann Richards
Preceded byKent Hance
Succeeded byMary Scott Nabers
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 21st district
In office
January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1979
Preceded byO. C. Fisher
Succeeded byTom Loeffler
Personal details
Robert Charles Krueger

(1935-09-19)September 19, 1935
New Braunfels, Texas, U.S.
DiedApril 30, 2022(2022-04-30) (aged 86)
New Braunfels, Texas, U.S.
Resting placeTexas State Cemetery
Austin, Texas
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Kathleen Tobin
EducationSouthern Methodist University (BA)
Duke University (MA)
Merton College, Oxford (MLitt, DPhil)
SignatureCursive signature of Bob Krueger

Krueger was the U.S. Representative from Texas's 21st congressional district from 1975 until 1979. Krueger was an Ambassador to Burundi from 1994 until 1995 and to Botswana from 1996 until 1996. He was a member of the Democratic Party.

Krueger died on April 30, 2022, at the age of 86 from congestive heart failure in New Braunfels.[1][2]

References change

  1. Former US Senator Bob Krueger passes away in New Braunfels
  2. "Robert Charles Krueger". Texas State Cemetery. Retrieved 5 July 2023.