Senate Simple Resolution 796
117th Congress(2021-2022)
A resolution honoring the life and legacy of the late Senator Robert "Bob" Charles Krueger.
Passed Senate on Sep 22, 2022
S. RES. 796 (Agreed-to-Senate)

2d Session
S. RES. 796

Honoring the life and legacy of the late Senator Robert “Bob” Charles Krueger.


September 22, 2022

Mr. Cornyn (for himself and Mr. Cruz) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to


Honoring the life and legacy of the late Senator Robert “Bob” Charles Krueger.

    Whereas Robert “Bob” Charles Krueger (referred to in this preamble as “Bob Krueger”) was born on September 19, 1935, to Arlon and Faye Krueger in New Braunfels, Texas;

    Whereas Bob Krueger earned a bachelor’s degree from the Southern Methodist University, a master’s degree from Duke University, and a doctorate in philosophy in English literature from Oxford University;

    Whereas Bob Krueger subsequently returned home to run the family business, the Comal Hosiery Mills;

    Whereas Bob Krueger began his career in public service in 1975, representing the 21st Congressional District of Texas in the House of Representatives until 1979;

    Whereas, in 1979, Bob Krueger was appointed by President Jimmy Carter to serve as Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinate for Mexican Affairs at the Department of State until 1981;

    Whereas Bob Krueger was elected to statewide office in 1991 and served as Railroad Commissioner of Texas until 1993;

    Whereas, in January 1993, Bob Krueger was appointed to the United States Senate, where he served until June 1993;

    Whereas, from 1994 to 1995, former Senator Krueger served as Ambassador to Burundi;

    Whereas, while serving as Ambassador to Burundi, Bob Krueger witnessed the human rights abuses that occurred during the civil war in Rwanda and advocated for those human rights to be upheld;

    Whereas, from 1996 to 1999, Bob Krueger served as Ambassador to Botswana;

    Whereas, in 2000, after years of distinguished public service, Bob Krueger returned to Oxford as a research fellow;

    Whereas Bob Krueger also taught at Rice University, the University of Texas at Austin, Texas Tech University, and Texas State University;

    Whereas Bob Krueger was a kind person who was generous with his time to his students, friends, and family; and

    Whereas, on April 30, 2022, at the age of 86, Bob Krueger died, leaving behind—

    (1) his wife, Kathleen Tobin;

    (2) his children, Mariana, Sarah, and Christian; and

    (3) his grandson, Brooks: Now, therefore, be it



(1) the Senate—

(A) honors the life and legacy of the late Robert “Bob” Charles Krueger (referred to in this resolution as “Bob Krueger”) for his—

(i) accomplishments as—

(I) a patriot; and

(II) an example for future generations of leaders; and

(ii) dedication to Texas as a Senator, a member of the House of Representatives, an Ambassador, and a public servant; and

(B) respectfully requests that the Secretary of the Senate—

(i) communicate this resolution to the House of Representatives; and

(ii) transmit an enrolled copy of this resolution to the family of Bob Krueger; and

(2) when the Senate adjourns today, it stand adjourned as a further mark of respect to the memory of Bob Krueger.