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Ted Cruz's Biography

Office: U.S. Senate (TX) - Jr, Republican

Contact Information

305 South Broadway, Suite 501
Tyler, TX 75702

The Mickey Leland Federal Building
1919 Smith Street, Suite 9047
Houston, TX 77002

200 South 10th Street, Suite 1603
McAllen, TX 78501

300 East 8th
Suite 961
Austin, TX 78701

Lee Park Tower II
3626 North Hall Street, Suite 410
Dallas, TX 75219

9901 Interstate Highway 10 West
Suite 950
San Antonio, TX 78230

404 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Full Name:

Rafael 'Ted' Edward Cruz




Wife: Heidi; 2 Children: Caroline, Catherine

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Calgary, Canada

Home City:

Houston, TX



JD, Harvard Law School, 1992-1995

AB, Public Policy, Princeton University, 1988-1992

Senator, United States Senate, 2013-present

Candidate, United States Senate, 2018

Candidate, President of the United States, 2016

Former Member, Airland Subcommittee, United States Senate

Former Member, Armed Services Committee, United States Senate

Former Member, Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security Subcommittee, United States Senate

Former Member, Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security Subcommittee, United States Senate

Former Member, Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee, United States Senate

Former Chair, Space, Science, and Competitiveness Subcommittee, United States Senate

Former Member, Strategic Forces Subcommittee, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, United States Senate

Former Chair, Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights, and Federal Courts, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Seapower, United States Senate

Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Limited Liability Partnership, 2008-2013

Adjunct Professor of Law, United States Court Litigation, University of Texas School of Law, 2004-2009

Solicitor General of Texas, Office of the Attorney General, 2003-2008

Director, Office of Policy Planning, Federal Trade Commission, 2001-2003

Coordinator, Department of Justice, Bush-Cheney Transition Team, 2000-2001

Associate Deputy Attorney General, United States Department of Justice, 2001

Florida Recount Team, Bush-Cheney Presidential Campaign, 2000

Domestic Policy Advisor, Bush Presidential Campaign, 1999-2000

Associate, Cooper/Carvin & Rosenthal, 1997-1999

Law Clerk, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, Supreme Court of the United States, 1996-1997

Law Clerk, Judge J. Michael Luttig, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1995-1996

Member, American Law Institute

Executive Editor, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy

Founding Editor, Harvard Latino Law Review

Primary Editor, Harvard Law Review

Board Member, Hispanic Alliance for Progress

Director/Former Vice President, Texas Lyceum

Member, Texas Philosophical Society

Board Member, Texas Review of Law & Politics

Father's Name:


Father's Occupation:

Former small business owner in the oil and gas industry; currently a pastor.

Mother's Name:


Mother's Occupation:

Former computer programmer


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