ANGLY JR., MAURICE (1940 ~ 2012). The following is an obituary for Maurice Angly Jr., former member of the Texas House. The obituary was published in the February 4, 2012 edition of the Austin American Statesman.
Maurice Angly, Jr. Aug. 5, 1940 - Jan. 30, 2012 Maurice Angly, Jr. died peacefully in his sleep in Anchorage, Alaska on January 30, 2012. Born in Houston, Texas on August 5, 1940 to Virginia Brown Angly of Houston and Maurice Angly of Houston and Brenham, Maurice graduated from Lamar High School. In 1958, he entered The University of Texas in Austin and after graduation went onto The University of Texas Law School. He practiced law for a number of years in the Old Scarborough Building on Congress Avenue.
The passion of Maurice Angly's life was Republican Party politics. He served as his precinct chair when Barry Goldwater was running for President of the United States. In 1967, with the resignation of Democrat Representative Cain, Governor Connally called a special election to fill the vacancy of this position. The District then was composed of all Burnet and Travis Counties. Twelve people ran for the open position in the special election and Maurice was elected. He was the first Republican to ever be elected from this district. He served in the House of Representatives from 1967 to 1973. As a state representative, Maurice was a part of the "Dirty Thirty" during the 1971 session.
Texas Monthly described them as a group of "...Idealistic, Reform- Minded, Bipartisan..minority... An instance in which the little guys actually won." After leaving the House of Representatives, Maurice continued in Republican politics, both locally and nationally. He was very involved in the Presidential election of George Bush, 41. Maurice's life was full of passion--skeet shooting, fishing, ham radio operating, ranching, and gardening to name a few. His wanderlust knew few boundaries. In 1974 he drove his '64 Willys Jeep from Austin to the Guatemalan border and back in search of "good ranch country". His last years were spent in Anchorage, Alaska hunting, fishing, and working in local politics. Though slowed by an extreme case of rheumatoid arthritis, he fished and tended his beloved roses up until his death.
Maurice is survived by his former wife, Surrenden Hill Angly and their children: Maurice Angly III (Trey), wife Mitzi; Katherine Angly James, husband Monte; Surrenden Angly Gillespie, husband Lawrence, Jr. (Danny). As well, he is survived by his son Etienne Kuldell Angly, wife Lisa and by his grandchildren: Louisa Angly, Maurice Angly IV (Reece), David Angly, Monte James, Jr., Forest James, Lawrence Gillespie III (Trey), Carson Gillespie, Kingsley Gillespie and Adelyn Angly. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, February 7th at 10:00 a.m. at the Texas State Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial gift to the Arthritis Foundation at curearthritis.org, the GOP.com or a charity of your choice.