Lauro Cavazos

American educator; George H. W. Bush administration cabinet member

Lauro Fred Cavazos Jr. (January 4, 1927 – March 15, 2022) was an American politician. He served as Secretary of Education from 1988 to 1990. He was the first Hispanic to serve in the United States Cabinet.

Lauro F. Cavazos, Jr.
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Official photograph of Cavazos
4th United States Secretary of Education
In office
September 20, 1988 – December 12, 1990
PresidentRonald Reagan
George H. W. Bush
Preceded byWilliam Bennett
Succeeded byLamar Alexander
Personal details
Born(1927-01-04)January 4, 1927
Kingsville, Texas, U.S.
DiedMarch 15, 2022(2022-03-15) (aged 95)
Concord, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Peggy Ann Cavazos (née Murdock)
Alma materTexas Tech University
Iowa State University
ProfessionEducator

Cavazos was born in Kingsville, Texas. He was of Mexican descent. Cavazos died on March 15, 2022 in Concord, Massachusetts at the age of 95.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Driggars, Alex (March 16, 2022). "A Texas Tech trailblazer: Former University President, Cabinet Secretary Lauro Cavazos dies at 95". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Retrieved March 16, 2022.

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