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Henry Cuellar's Biography

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 28, Democratic

Contact Information

100 North Farm to Market Road 3167
Rio Grande City, TX 78582

117 East Tom Landry
Mission, TX 78572

615 East Houston Street, Suite 563
San Antonio, TX 78205

602 East Calton Road, Suite 2
Laredo, TX 78041

2372 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Henry Cuellar

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Imelda; 2 Children: Christy, Catie

Birth Date:

09/19/1955

Birth Place:

Laredo, TX

Home City:

Laredo, TX

Religion:

Catholic

Associate's, Laredo Community College

PhD, Government, University of Texas, Austin, 1998

MBA, International Trade, Texas A&M University, 1982

JD, University of Texas-Austin, 1981

BS, Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 1978

AA, Political Science, Laredo Community College, 1976

Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 28, 2005-present

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 28, 2018

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 23, 2002

Secretary of State, State of Texas, 2001

Representative, Texas State House of Representatives, 1987-2001

Sustaining Member, Texas Democratic Party, 1984

Member, Blue Dog Coalition

Former Member, Calendar Committee, Texas State House of Representatives

Member, Congressional Hispanic Caucus

Member, Democratic Policy Committee

Member, Democratic Steering Committee

Former Member, Higher Education Committee, Texas State House of Representatives

Former Member, House Appropriations Committee, Texas State House of Representatives

Founder, House Pro-Trade Caucus

Chair, House Pro-Trade Caucus

Former Member, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, United States House of Representatives

Attorney, Law Office of Henry Cuellar

Instructor, Department of Government, Laredo Community College, 1982-1986

Adjunct Professor, International Commercial Law, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical International University, 1984-1986

Member, American Bar Association

President, Board of Directors, International Good Neighbor Council

Member, College, State Bar of Texas

Member, Inter-American Bar Association

Member, Texas State Bar Association

Member, Webb County/Laredo Bar Association

Member, Board of Advisers, Texas Hispanic Journal of Law and Policy, University of Texas Law School, 2002

Member, Texas Lyceum, 1997

Texas Delegate, National Democratic Convention, 1992

Member, International Trade Association, Laredo State University, 1988

Legal Adviser, Local Chapter, American GI,, 1986-1987

Member, Advisory Board, Stop Child Abuse and Neglect, 1984

President, Board of Directors, Laredo Legal Aid Society, Incorporated, 1982-1984

President, Laredo Young Lawyers Association, 1983-1984

Member, Board of Directors, Kiwanis Club of Laredo, 1982-1983

Member, Board of Directors, United Way, 1982-1983

President, Laredo Volunteer Lawyers Program, Incorporated, 1982-1983

Co-Founder, Laredo Volunteer Lawyers Program, Incorporated, 1982-1983

Co-Founder, Stop Child Abuse and Neglect, 1982-1983

Treasurer, Stop Child Abuse and Neglect, 1982-1983

Astrological Sign:

Virgo

Awards:

Award of Appreciation for Continued Dedication and Commitment, Matias De Llano, Jr. Elementary School, 2005

Recognition of Contribution, Buenos Aires Elementary School, 2006

Recognition and Appreciation for True Leadership, City of Rio Bravo, 2009

Certificate of Recognition of Hard Work, Long Efforts and Outstanding Commitment, City of Rio Bravo, Texas, 2005

Award of Appreciation for Hard and Never Ending Contributions, City of Rio Bravo, 2008

Certificate of Participation, Seguin Holiday Stroll, 2005

Award of Appreciation, Texas League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), 2005

Outstanding Dedication, Service and Contribution Award, City of Roma, 2010

Award of Recognition for Valuable Contributions, Women's City Club, 2007

Certificate of Appreciation, United Independent School District, 2006

Award of Appreciation for Making a Significant Contribution in the Field of Education Through Teaching, Service and Leadership, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical International University, 2005

Patriotic Education to Children Award, Zapata North Early Childhood Center, 2006

Recognition Award, South Texas Rural Health Service, 2006

Certificate of Recognition for Extraordinary Leadership in Support of Hispanic Higher Education Success, Hispanic Association of Colleagues and Universities, 2006

Thomas Jefferson Award, International Foodservice Distributors Association, 2006

Certificate of Appreciation, Dr. Dennis D. Cantu Health Science Magnet School, 2007

Awarded the Key to the City, City of El Cenizo, 2007

Defender of Small Business Award, National Federation of Independent Business, 2008

Recognition Award, Arbor Day Ceremony, J.W. Nixon High School, 2009

In Appreciation for Participating in Hispanic Heritage Month, Department of Homeland Security, 2009

Appreciation Award for the Expansion of Children's Health Insurance Program, Farias Elementary School, 2009

Distinguished Community Health Superhero, National Association of Community Health Centers, 2009

Certificate of Appreciation, Career Day Speaker, J.B. Alexander High School, 2010

Golden Triangle Award, National Farmers Union, 2011

Certificate of Appreciation for Dedication to Helping Change Peoples Lives, Community Action Council of South Texas, 2005

Recognition of Contribution, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical International University, 2006

Fighting Hunger Award, South Texas Food Bank, 2006

Certificate of Recognition for Valuable Contributions, Mirabeau B. Lamar Middle School, 2007

Award of Appreciation for Congressional Leadership, Texas Propane and Gas Association, 2007

Certificate of Excellence, National Breast Cancer Coalition, 2007

Certificate of Appreciation for Valuable Contributions, United South High School, 2007

Friend of the Farm Bureau Award, Texas Farm Bureau, 2008

Legislative Recognition Award, American Ambulance Association, 2008

Recognition Award for Supporting Gateway Community Health Center, Gateway Community Health Center, 2009

Honorary Director, Border Olympics, 2009

Golden Triangle Award, National Farmers Union, 2009

Friends of the Americas Award, Border Trade Alliance, 2010

Friend of Farm Bureau Award, Farm Bureau Federation, 2012

Champion of Healthcare Innovation Award, Healthcare Leadership Council, 2012

Cum Laude Graduate, Georgetown University

Award of Appreciation for many years of Invaluable Service, South Texas Merchants Association, 2006

Certificate of Appreciation for Dedication and Commitment to Education, Zapata County Independent School District, 2005

Awarded the Key to the City, City of Odessa, 2005

Recognition of Contribution, Hebbronville Vaquero Festival, 2006

Award of Grateful Appreciation, Vidal M. Trevino School of Communications and Fine Arts, 2006

Certificate of Appreciation for Continued Support, Texas State Guard, 2006

Outstanding Commitment Award, The Association of Laredo Forwarding Agents, 2006

Community Award, Gary Job Corps

Master of Ceremonies Recognition, Princess Pocahontas Council, 2007

Fighting Hunger Award, South Texas Food Bank, 2007

Certificate of Recognition for Efforts in the First Session of the 110th Congress to Help Preserve and Expand America's Health Centers, National Association of Community Health Centers, 2008

Thank You For Supporting Diversity Award, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), 2009

Golden Eagle Award, McAllen Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 2010

Certificate of Appreciation for Dedicated Service and Support, Laredo Community College, 2005

Certificate of Recognition, Gateway Community Health Center, 2006

Award of Appreciation of Support, Newman Elementary School, 2007

Award for Manufacturing Excellence for the 109th Congress, National Association of Manufacturers, 2007

Certificate of Recognition for Dedication and Support to All Veterans, Catholic War Veterans, 2008

Mr. South Texas, Washington's Birthday Celebration Association, 2008

Spirit of Enterprise Award, United States Chamber of Commerce, 2012

Career Day Speaker Recognition, United South High School, 2012

Fighting Hunger Award, South Texas Food Bank, 2005

Award of Recognition for Outstanding Commitment to Fight Drunk Driving and Underage Drinking, The Century Council, 2005

Lifetime Member Award, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), San Antonio, 2006

Award of Appreciation, Latin America Business Advisory Council, 2006

Certificate of Appreciation and Support, National Association of Community Health Centers, Incorporated

Special Recognition Award, The Bubble Home Project, 2010

Spirit of Enterprise Award for the Second Session of the 110th Congress, The United States Chamber of Commerce, 2009

Legislative White Hat Award, Texas Farmers Union, 2010

Distinguished Community Health Centers SuperHero Award, National Association of Community Health Centers, 2010

Young Democrats Award, Webb County Young Democrats, 2004-2005

Charles Dick Medal of Merit, National Guard, 2008

Award of Recognition, United States Department of Homeland Security and United States Border Patrol, 2008

Imagine Award, Imaginarium of South Texas, 2012

Recognition in Honor of Max Mandel Award, City of Laredo Chamber of Commerce, 2012

Guardian of Small Business Award, National Federation of Independent Business, 2012

Special Honoree, Teaching and Mentoring Communities, 2012

Harry Hatry Distinguished Performance Measurement Practice Award, Urban Institute's Public Management Program, 2012

Legislative Leadership Award, Texas Chamber of Commerce

Continue Support to Laredo Veterans Award, South Texas Afghanistan Iraq Veterans Association, 2010

Father's Occupation:

Migrant Farm Worker

Mother's Occupation:

Migrant Farm Worker

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