Hector P Garcia

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Hector P Garcia


January 17, 1914-Born in Llera, Tamualipas, Mexico1936- Graduated with a B.A. from the University of Texas1947 - Begins to assist Mexican-American veterans who are unable to get their claims processed by the Veterans Administration.1951- Look Magazine speaks of Dr. Hector P. Garcia's service in the medical field.1966-Through the efforts of Dr. Hector P. Garcia and others, the Texas Poll Tax is cancelled.1977-Dr. Garcia is chosen by President Jimmy Carter as member of U.S. Circuit Judge Nominating Commission for the Western Fifth Circuit Panel.1988-Fights for better living standards in the colonias along the U.S./Mexican border.July 26, 1996 -Died in Corpus Christi

Dr. Garcia was made the first Mexican-American to serve the United States Comission on Civil Rights by President Lyndon B. JohnsonHe was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Reagan (first Mexican-American to receive this honor).

Lasting Impact

Hector Garcia fought for civil and educational rights of Mexican-Americans for half a century.


-"Dr. Hector P. Garcia: The Early Years." Dr. Hector P. Garcia: The Early Years. The University of Texas Medical Branch, n.d. Web. 20 Feb. 2014.-"Time Line: 1972-1989." Justice For My People. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Feb. 2014.

Hector P. Garcia


Pioneer, Hector Garcia

§113.514. Social Studies, Grade 3: (14) Culture. The student understands the role of heroes in shaping the culture of communities, the state, and the nation. The student is expected to:(A) identify and compare the heroic deeds of state and national heroes, including Hector P. Garcia , and James A. Lovell, and individuals such as Harriet Tubman, Juliette Gordon Low, Todd Beamer, Ellen Ochoa, John “Danny” Olivas, and other contemporary heroes

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