Famous Hispanic Firsts



Corodova, Alfred C. and Charles B. Judah.  Octaviano Larrazolo, A Political Portrait.  University of

New Mexico. Division of Government Research; Number 32.  Albuquerque: University  of

New Mexico, 1952.  320.9789 N46p No. 31-45

Cruz, Jose E.  Identity and Power: Puerto Rican Politics and the Challenge of Ethnicity.

Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1998.  324.08967872 C889i

Fisch, Louise Ann.  All Rise: Reynaldo G. Garza – The First Mexican American Federal Judge.

          College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1996.  347.732034 G199f

Huckfeldt, Robert and Carol Weitzel Kohfeld.  Race and the Decline of Class in American 

          Politics.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1989.  324.0973 H865r   

Perry, Huey L., ed.  Race, Politics, and Governance in the United States. Gainesville: University

Press of Florida, 1996.  324.08996073 R114

Vigil, Maurilio E.  Hispanics in Congress: A Historical and Political Survey.  Lanham: University

Press of America, 1996.  324.08968073 V683h


Biographical Sources

Lauro Cavazos: Profile from Texas Tech University

Franklin Chang Diaz: Biography from NASA

Luis Gutierrez: Profile from US House of Representatives

Octaviano Larrazolo: Biography from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

Antonia Novello: Biography page from the US Surgeon General

Ellen Ochoa: Biography from NASA

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: Profile from US House of Representatives


Government Information Sources

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Congressional Hispanic Caucus: Representative Mark Begich (Scroll down)

Hispanic Americans in Congress 1822-1995: From the Library of Congress

Creating the Will: Hispanics Achieving Educational Excellence- A Report to the President of the United States, the Secretary of Education, and the Nation 

White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans From the Department of Education