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
Kuempel was born and raised in Austin, graduating from Austin High School. Kuempel received his B.A. in Business from Texas Lutheran College in Seguin while playing baseball.
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. Locate in the Guadalupe County Rest Area westbound on Interstate 10. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingsbury TX 78638, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battleground Prairie (approx. 5.9 miles away); Tiemann School (approx. 7 miles away); Rafael Rios No. 1 (approx. 8.4 miles away); William B. Fleming (approx. 9.8 miles away); Jose Antonio Navarro Ranch (approx. 9.9 miles away); Zedler's Mills (approx. 9.9 miles away); Juan Nepomuceno Seguin (approx. 10 miles away); Colonel John Ireland (approx. 10.1 miles away).
Also see . . . Edmund Kuempel on Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 15, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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