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Kika de la Garza

American politician

Eligio “Kika” de la Garza, II (September 22, 1927 – March 13, 2017) was an American politician. He served as the Democratic representative for the 15th congressional district of Texas from January 3, 1965, to January 3, 1997.

Kika de la Garza
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 15th district
In office
January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1997
Preceded byJoe M. Kilgore
Succeeded byRubén Hinojosa
Member of the Texas House of Representatives from the 38th district
In office
1953–1965
Preceded bynew district
Succeeded byA. C. “Bud” Atwood
Personal details
Born(1927-09-22)September 22, 1927
Mercedes, Texas
DiedMarch 13, 2017(2017-03-13) (aged 89)
McAllen, Texas, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Military service
AllegianceUnited States United States of America
Branch/serviceSeal of the United States Department of the Navy.svg United States Navy Emblem of the United States Department of the Army.svg United States Army
Years of service1945–1946 USN
1950–1952 USA

De la Garza died on March 13, 2017 in McAllen, Texas from kidney failure, aged 89.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Colburn, James (2017-03-13). "Eligio "Kika" de la Garza dead at 89". The Monitor. Retrieved 2017-03-13.