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All rise : Reynaldo G. Garza, the first Mexican American federal judge, by Louise Ann Fisch

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All rise : Reynaldo G. Garza, the first Mexican American federal judge
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All rise
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Reynaldo G. Garza, the first Mexican American federal judge
Statement of responsibility
by Louise Ann Fisch
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In 1961, Reynaldo G. Garza, of Brownsville, Texas, became the first Mexican American federal judge in U.S. history. A Kennedy nominee, Garza had risen from the obscurity of his humble South Texas beginnings to become a major player in Democratic politics. The careers of fellow Texans and political giants Lyndon B. Johnson and Lloyd Bentsen would become linked with his own. As an emerging power broker in the predominantly Anglo establishment, Garza personified the new
  • Is as much a careful examination of the rise of the Mexican American middle class in the twentieth century as it is a portrait of one pioneering man
  • Successfully balancing the Mexican and American parts of his dual identity. Fisch keenly analyzes the impact of ethnic identity on how he conducted his professional and personal life and looks specifically at the judicial issues he faced which confronted cultural dichotomy. Relying on interviews with Garza, his family and associates, verified through extensive archival and documentary work - including unrestricted access to the judge's papersFisch has written a book that
  • Cabinet had he accepted the appointment. Louise Ann Fisch argues that Garza's long list of successes comprises a story of American achievement that had much to do with one man's ability to retain his heritage while forging ahead in an Anglo-dominated society. A product of the cross-border culture of Brownsville, where class and ethnic lines fell differently than even elsewhere along the Rio Grande, Garza integrated himself into the mainstream of American life,
  • Elite in the Mexican American community and in the Democratic Party. Garza's long and storied tenure as a federal judge was marked by many more firsts. He became the first Mexican American chief judge of a federal district court, and, in 1979, Garza became the first Mexican American appointed to the United States Court of Appeals President Carter invited him to become U.S. Attorney General, which would have made him the first Mexican American member of a presidential
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 347.73/01089/6872073
  • B
  • 347.30710896872073
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF373.G35
LC item number
F57 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Centennial series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University
Series volume
no. 62
Label
All rise : Reynaldo G. Garza, the first Mexican American federal judge, by Louise Ann Fisch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-215) and index
Control code
34323124
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 224 p.
Isbn
9780890967133
Lccn
96005453
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1996. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
All rise : Reynaldo G. Garza, the first Mexican American federal judge, by Louise Ann Fisch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-215) and index
Control code
34323124
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 224 p.
Isbn
9780890967133
Lccn
96005453
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1996. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.

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