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Rubén Hinojosa, Sr.'s Biography

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Full Name:

Rubén E. Hinojosa, Sr.




Wife: Martha (Marty); 5 Children: Rubén Jr., Laura, Iliana, Kaitlin, Karén

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Edcouch, TX

Home City:

Mercedes, TX


Roman Catholic

Attended, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University

MBA, University of Texas, Pan American, Edinburg, 1980

BBA, Business Administration, University of Texas, Austin, 1962

Democratic Regional Whip, United States House of Representatives

Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1996-2016

Member, State Board of Education, State of Texas, 1974-1984

Chair, Commerce and International Relations Task Force

Member, Congressional Arts Caucus

Member, Congressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine

Member, Congressional Fire Services Caucus

Member, Congressional French Caucus

Member, Congressional Friends of Animals Caucus

Member, Congressional Hispanic Caucus

Member, Congressional Mental Health Caucus

Founder, Congressional Rural Housing Caucus

Chair, Congressional Rural Housing Caucus

Member, Congressional Savings and Ownership Caucus

Member, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus

Member, Congressional Victims Rights Caucus

Member, Congressional Vision Caucus

Member, Democratic Homeland Security Task Force

Former Chair, Education Task Force, Congressional Hispanic Caucus

Co-Founder, Financial Literacy and Economic Education Caucus

Former Member, Financial Services Committee

Member, Hispanic Caucus

Member, House Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education Caucus

Member, National Migrant Task Force

Former Member, Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises

Former Member, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit

Former Member, Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions

Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training

Member, Water Caucus

Chief Financial Officer, H&H Foods

Former President, H&H Foods

Member, Boys and Girls Club

Member, Knapp Medical Hospital

Member, National Livestock and Meat

Member, New Democrat Coalition

Member, Rural Health Care Coalition

Director, Southwestern Meat Packers Association

Member, Texas Beef Council

Former Member, Texas Jaycee

Member, Texas State Bar

Member, United States-China Working Group

Member, Valley Chamber of Commerce

Member, Board of Regents, South Texas Community College System, 1993-1996

Trustee, Board of Education, Mercedes Independent School District, 1972-1974

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Ruben Hinojosa Highway Naming
Hispanic Heritage Award; Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) award for Lifetime Achievement, Excellence in Government

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