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Robert Garcia

Born: 9-Jan-1933
Birthplace: Bronx, NY
Died: 25-Jan-2017
Location of death: San Juan, PR
Cause of death: Infection

Gender: Male
Religion: Protestant
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from New York, 1978-90

Military service: US Army (1950-53, 3rd Infantry Division, Korean War)


[1] Elected as a Republican-Liberal in 1978, almost immediately switched back.

Father: Rafael Garcia
Mother: Rosa Rodriguez
Sister: Aimee Garcia-Cortese
Wife: Anita Medina (div., one daughter)
Daughter: Rosalyn Persenjanow
Wife: Jane Lee Matos (m. 1980, until his death, two sons)
Son: Kenneth
Son: Robert

    High School: Haaren High School, Manhattan, NY (1950)
    University:
City College of New York (attended 1957)
    University: Community College of New York (attended 1957)
    University: RCA Institute (1957)

    US Congressman, New York 18th (3-Jan-1983 to 7-Jan-1990, resigned)
    US Congressman, New York 21st (special election, 14-Feb-1978 to 3-Jan-1983)
    New York State Senate (1966-78)
    New York State Assembly (1965-66)
 
    Bronze Star
    Extortion 1993 (Wedtech Scandal, conviction overturned, charge dismissed)
    Risk Factors: Emphysema


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