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Raul A. Gonzalez Jr.

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Transcript of Raul A. Gonzalez Jr.

Raul A. Gonzalez Jr. Raul A. Gonzalez, Jr., was
born March 22, 1940 He grew up in the Rio Grande valley town of Weslaco, Texas, where his parents, migrant farm workers, had come from Mexico. Beginning in early childhood, Raul joined his family in the fields, harvesting cabbage, onions, tomatoes, and cotton. Gonzalez graduated from Weslaco High School in 1959. That summer he worked in California, picking apricots and making boxes for tomatoes before enrolling at The University of Texas at Austin that fall. At UT he became involved with the Texas Young Democrats and participated in the civil rights struggle of the early 1960s. After earning a B.A. in government at UT in 1963, he enrolled in the University of Houston law school, where he earned a J.D. Gonzalez worked as a Houston assistant city attorney in 1966, as an attorney for the Houston Legal Foundation from 1966 to 1969, and as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Texas in Brownsville from 1969 to 1973. He practiced law privately in Brownsville from 1973 to 1978 and served as a Diocesan attorney for the Catholic Diocese of Brownsville from 1976-1978. Why Are They Important ?
Hes Important because Alot Of People Wouldnt Have
That Much Civil Rights. This Is Raul (:
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