Kingsbury in Guadalupe County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Edmund P. Kuempel Rest Area
November 29, 1942 - November 4, 2010
Edmund Kuempel served as Chairman of numerous committees during his tenure, including the House Committees on Retirement and Aging, Administration, State Recreational Resources, and Licensing and Administrative Procedures.
During his chairmanship of the House Administration Committee, Kuempel helped oversee the restoration of the Capitol and the construction of the underground extension from 1990-1993. This massive undertaking provided greater safety for the building's workers and visitors, and greatly expanded legislative office space while carrying forward the Capitol's historic integrity. He demonstrated his dedication to the great State of Texas by ensuring greater development and support of the state's parks and recreation areas and practical environmental regulations.
With friends on both sides of the aisle he was known as a true gentleman and one who tried to resolve conflicts reasonably. He truly loved his job as the State Representative from Seguin, and he represented the interests of his constituents first and foremost.
Kuempel was born and raised in Austin, graduating from Austin High School. Kuempel received his
Location. 29° 37′ N, 97° 48.333′ W. Marker is in Kingsbury, Texas, in Guadalupe County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 10 0.2 miles west of Exit 620 on I-10 (State Highway 1104), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Locate in the Guadalupe County Rest Area westbound on Interstate 10. Marker is in this post office area: Kingsbury TX 78638, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rafael Rios No. 1 (approx. 8.4 miles away); Zedler's Mills (approx. 9.9 miles away).
Also see . . . Edmund Kuempel on Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 15, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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