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Garza, Reynaldo G.



  • Existence: 1915-2004

Reynaldo G. Garza was appointed by President Kennedy as a United States District Judge in 1961. He was the first Mexican-American to hold such a position. In 1979 he was promoted to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and served until his retirement in 1982. Reynaldo Garza was one of twenty-five members who served on a committee appointed by Governor Connally concerning higher education in Texas. Judge Garza cast the deciding vote to create an 18 member Coordinating Board for higher education in Texas. In 1985 Judge Garza was selected to serve for two years on the Select Committee on Higher Education.
Author: Janette Garcia
Letter from Alejandro Moreno Jr., State Representative District 40 recommending Reynaldo G. Garza to the Select Committee on Higher Education, July 25, 1985.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Reynaldo G. Garza Collection

 Collection — Container: 142
Identifier: ELIBR-000142
Scope and Contents Collection includes documents, correspondence, and committee information concerning the Select Committee on Higher Education. Issues addressed by the committee include testing of college students, and necessity for comprehensive universities in South Texas.