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Kika de la Garza

AKA Eligio de la Garza II

Born: 22-Sep-1927
Birthplace: Mercedes, TX
Died: 13-Mar-2017
Location of death: McAllen, TX
Cause of death: Kidney failure

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Texas, 1965-97

Military service: US Navy (1945-46); US Army (37th Division Artillery, 1950-52)

Among several educational facilities bearing his name is the E. (Kika) de la Garza Institute for Goat Research, Langston University.

Wife: Lucille Alamia (two sons, one daughter)
Son: Jorge
Son: Michael
Daughter: Angela

    High School: Mission High School, Mission, TX
    University: Edinburgh Junior College, Edinburgh, TX
    Law School: LLB, St. Mary's University Texas (1952)

    US Congressman, Texas 15th (1965-97)
    Texas State House of Representatives District #38-3 (1953-65)
    American Legion
    Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
    Kiwanis Club
    State Bar of Texas 1952
    Funeral: Richard Nixon (1994)

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