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Robert J. Kleberg, Sr.

King Ranch

1885 - 1932

Agriculture & Mining

pre-1900 b. 1853
UndergraduateUniversity of Virginia
Born-Died1853 - 1932
BirthplaceTexas (TX)
Era - pre-1900

After Richard King, the founder of King Ranch died, Kleberg, the firmís former legal counsel, took over the management of the 600,000 acre ranch in Texas. Kleberg expanded the ranch to over 1.3 million acres. Although the ranch eventually made profits from its oil, natural gas, and cotton production, it is best known for its development of the Santa Gertrudis breed of cattle.