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Henry Roberto Cuellar Edit Profile

lawyer , representative

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.


  • 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.


  • American Bar Association

  • Inter-American Bar Association

  • Texas Bar Association

  • Laredo Young Lawyers Association (president )

  • Kiwanis (board directors )