Mel Martinez (born October 23, 1946) is an American politician. He represented Florida in the United States Senate from 2005 until 2009. He was the 12th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. He is a Republican.
|United States Senator|
January 3, 2005 – September 9, 2009
|Preceded by||Bob Graham|
|Succeeded by||George LeMieux|
|12th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development|
January 24, 2001 – December 13, 2003
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Andrew Cuomo|
|Succeeded by||Alphonso Jackson|
Melquíades Rafael Martínez Ruiz
October 23, 1946
Sagua La Grande, Cuba
|Alma mater||Florida State University|
- "Martinez, Melquiades R. (Mel)". Office of Art and Archives and Office of the Historian, The United States Congress. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
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