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Henry Roberto Cuellar

Henry Roberto Cuellar is the U.S Representative for Texas's 28th congressional district, serving since 2005. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district extends from the Rio Grande to the suburbs of San Antonio, including Guadalupe County and nearby Wilson County.

Major achievements

  • Outside of politics, he has served as a professor at the Texas Agricultural and Mechanical International University (TAMIU) in Laredo, TX. The son of migrant workers who never made it past the fifth grade, Cuellar has positioned himself as a strong advocate for education and has often described himself as “the most degreed member of Congress,” having earned an A.D., a Bachelor's in Foreign Service, a Master's in International Trade, and a law degree and Doctor of Philosophy in government. Two schools in Laredo are named for him.


Party affiliation: Democratic Party


Denomination: Roman Catholic


  • American Bar Association

  • Inter-American Bar Association

  • Texas Bar Association

  • Laredo Young Lawyers Association (president )

  • Kiwanis (board directors )


  • father: Martin
  • mother: Odilia
Henry Roberto Cuellar
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Born September 19, 1955
(age 62)
  • 1976
    Laredo Community College
  • 1981
    University Texas
  • 1998
    University Texas
  • 1982
    Texas Agricultural and Mechanical International University
  • 1978
  • 1987 - 1993
    member, District 43 Texas House of Representatives
  • 1993 - 2001
    member, District 42
  • 2001
    secretary, of state Texas
  • 2005
    Private practice, attorney
    Laredo, Texas, United States
  • 2005
    member, United States Congress from 28th Texas district
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  • College/University
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  • Membership
    • Laredo Young Lawyers Association (president 1982?Co83)
    • Kiwanis (board directors 1982?Co83)
    • Kiwanis (board directors )
    • Laredo Young Lawyers Association (president )
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